This is a cross between S. leucophylla 'Burgundy' x minor var. okefenokeensis. I have seen a picture of an S. x excellens cross done in Europe that had the same green face, but I can't find the picture-anyone else seen it before?
Anyhow, In the spring and summer, this plant looks like your every day excellens, but in the fall, a pronounced "green face" appears. After observing the minor giants, I noticed a few clones have a green "face" as well, but it's not as obvious since there's little contrasting colors on the petiole. However, since there is contrast in the excellens, the green face becomes more defined.
Another cool fact about this cross is that the traps can get 3ft tall thanks to the okee giant genes:
Last Edit: Sept 4, 2012 23:06:59 GMT -5 by meizzwang
stu: Hi Mike: I’m pleased to report that the S. rubra wherryi Chatom Giant you sent has arrived in great shape as did the bonus plant from NC. Both are now back under southern skies and are feeling warm, humid, and at home again. Thanks!
Jul 22, 2020 13:21:21 GMT -5
sanguinearocks101: I am planning on doing an order from Mike... and I’m on a budget, some of the hardest decisions I’ve ever made
Aug 27, 2020 8:28:29 GMT -5
sanguinearocks101: What are good plants to make hybrids with S. luecophylla with? Im looking for dark colors.
Sept 10, 2020 18:46:52 GMT -5
adaetz100: Sarracenia purpurea tends to add a lot of red/purple to its offspring, but there are some lovely dark red flava x leucophylla crosses too. Look up 'Royal Ruby' if you're not familiar with it already--it's a natural flava x leuco hybrid
Sept 22, 2020 20:15:04 GMT -5
sarrseens: How about $50
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