I've grown hundreds of psittacina clones, and this is one of the darkest I've found. I think S. psittacina 'golfbalensis' clone A can also get pretty close in darkness, but finding individuals that color up like this isn't very common.
these pics are really hard to take, but at least you can tell this clone gets darker than the average bear. Pics taken 11/25/19:
Here's the dark purple clone right before fall. Traps tend to color up as they age in the fall thru the winter, so this is what it looks like before they color up! As the heads get larger, they have better shape too! Pics taken 8/31/20:
ooooooooooooooooooh! Said the pitcher plant! Doesn't it look like the trap is saying that?
Mike, if you wake up in the middle of the night to see some Kentucky hillbillies doing wheelies in their broken down truck while shouting “yeeeeeeee HAW,” just go back to bed - it’s only me searching for this psittacina
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
Oct 3, 2020 10:35:54 GMT -5