Okay, to be up front, the name of this clone is an educated guess, going to have to double check the label. Nevertheless, this exquisite alba is one of those famous "chameleon" clones that sometimes doesn't look like anything and at other times looks like the most amazing alba in existence! Well, maybe not the most amazing, but it's pretty darn nice!
Regarding the red pigments below the white, I don't know if this is genetics or environment, this clone hasn't really been paid attention to much in the past few years but now that it produced some pretty spectacular summer traps, I have my eyes peeled for details. you see all that "netting" or veins running through the white pigments and on the underside of the lid? Those can all disappear and become solid white; hence the chameleon effect. Fingers crossed I can get it blindingly white this fall, we'll see. Photos taken 7/25/17:
note that bigger red trap to the left is a different clone, that's a really nice red variant with a very white top from Covington Co, AL. It too isn't at its fullest potential in this pic:
Last Edit: Jul 28, 2017 12:13:23 GMT -5 by meizzwang
Post by meizzwang on Sept 15, 2017 12:01:42 GMT -5
The "chameleon" clones in general this year didn't really put on much of a show, very few turned alba for whatever reason. I think this trap will whiten up over time, but it's the most showy of all the chameleons.
Some freshly opened up traps of S. leucophylla var. alba 'tall shapely' Baldwin Co, AL, photos taken 9/12/17:
Take a look at the traps to the right-that's a different chameleon clone, and it looks nothing like an alba this year. Last year, the traps were SOLID white!
Some good "stretch" potential when it comes to the white pigments on this clone:
Post by meizzwang on Sept 20, 2017 12:19:24 GMT -5
Very good question: they are two different clones. Name-wise, one is labeled an "alba" while the other isn't, since the one you have never showed any alba expressions under my care. That doesn't mean it's not an alba! Your clone also gets much taller (at least so far!). Under your care, it's pretty darn white, so I wouldn't be surprised if the interior of the mouth can get solid white....
Post by meizzwang on Sept 27, 2018 13:46:23 GMT -5
Some updated photos of S. leucophylla var. alba 'tall shapely' Baldwin Co, AL (plant in foreground). Definitely a chameleon type, but easier to color up compared to other chameleons. I think the traps will get whiter as they age. Photos taken 9/26/18:
An older, small late summer trap was pretty white:
Last Edit: Sept 27, 2018 13:47:44 GMT -5 by meizzwang
Here we go, now this S. leucophylla var. alba 'tall shapely' Baldwin Co, AL (chameleon clone) is coloring up a bit more now that the traps have aged a bit. Once I get full sized, mature pitchers on this plant, it might just be even more spectacular than hurricane creek white, that's my gut feeling! I bet the veins between the white pigments can go away under certain environmental conditions. Photos taken 10/17/18:
some more updated photos of S. leucophylla var. alba 'tall, shapely' Baldwin Co, AL. I still haven't taken this plant to its fullest potential, I bet it can get really white. I'll be breeding with this to see if I can get those genes to cooperate and color up easier. Pics taken 9/25/19:
take those veins out and you can see this plant can get very white:
Post by meizzwang on Sept 10, 2020 16:56:13 GMT -5
Some new pics, taken 9/7/20. Did some breeding a few years back and I'm really liking the genetics of this clone, going to experiment with more crosses next season. This clone gets whiter as it ages, these traps just opened:
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
Oct 3, 2020 10:35:54 GMT -5