We already have pictures of this clone in another post, but I figured this plant has earned its way into having its own thread. Wow! I didn't realize how nice this plant was until this year. In previous years, it was just merely another alba, but this year, it's starting to display colors that appear to be near it's fullest genetic potential. Aside from having yellow flowers (as an aside, the yellow color appears "hybridy" to me), this clone can not only produce amazing fall traps, but can also produce some spectacular summer pitchers as well! Most other populations, if they produce at all, tend to have somewhat un-spectacular, small summer traps, but this clone produces very bright, solid white traps that are of decent size! It doesn't ever seem to go into phyllodia mode outdoors in Northern California, it just seems to produce traps year round.
The thick neck is also another characteristic that helps distinguish it from other leuco albas in general, although I admit I have a few other clones in the collection that share this similar trait. Overall, the thick neck, yellowish flower, white pigments goes decently far down the petiole, constant pitcher production, and relative ease of growth makes this plant worthy of cultivation and breeding.
Here's S. leucophylla var. alba Yellow Flower 'Thick Neck' Washington Co, AL, photos taken 8/20/17. These are fall pitchers that were produced relatively early. IIRC, signficant summer traps were produced around July of this year.
Photos taken 8/20/17:
This clone can probably get whiter...if that's a word:
I'm sure this plant can produce even bigger traps than this, it's still in a 4" pot:
One of the reasons many of us obsess over leucophyllas:
Last Edit: Aug 22, 2017 15:29:54 GMT -5 by meizzwang
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