to clarify, Yes, this clone is an alba, but it's a chameleon clone that isn't the easiest to turn very white.
Okay, here's the curve ball genotype(?) that has defied all odds against what we know about fall leucophylla pitcher production. WTFudge cake with icing on the top and sprinkles on the side just for decoration is MW talking about? In an over simplified explanation, the hypothesis is that assuming very healthy growth, light needs to hit the growth point of S. leucophylla at certain stages of development in order to induce large fall pitchers. Details are here, it's a bit detail heavy: sarracenia.proboards.com/thread/2565/inducing-fall-leucophylla-traps
S. leucophylla var. alba 'perseverance' Baldwin Co, AL was CoMPLETELY covered by surrounding vegetation all summer and fall long, yet it produced a beautiful fall pitcher! Very little light hit the growth point, yet a decent fall trap shot out! Hundreds of other clones have been grown pot to pot, shading each other, and year after year, the plants with rhizomes shaded don't produce fall traps, whereas the ones spaced out consistently have great trap production. In the wild, S. leucophylla is spaced out like crazy, it doesn't grow as dense as S. flava, which doesn't seem to need the light hitting the growth point to produce massive traps.
I probably don't need to explain the meaning behind the name because even I can figure that one out! Photos taken 10/29/18:
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