While this clone can get a purple throat, it's better know for its crazy, heavy venation! Maybe the red throat coloration steals away from the heavy veins, or maybe the two traits compliment each other.
Incredibly vigorous and easy to grow, this clone of S. oreophila likes slightly wet feet during the spring/early summer, and for the rest of the year, it prefers just moist soil, NEVER waterlogged! It's really interesting how S. oreophila was once thought to be near impossible to grow because S. leucophylla has way more challenging clones (in my opinion of course). The late Dr. Don Schnell reported many loses until he figured out that the plants really don't like to sit in water.
Maybe growers back in the day didn't really dabble much into leuco territory. I do remember there only being a very few leucophylla clones available in the 90's, so 1-2 decades before that must have "sucked" for Sarracenia growers.
Anyways, back on topic, here's S. oreophila var. ornata super ornate', pics taken 5/17/20:
When I think of this clone, I think of it looking like this!
But as the traps age, the throat does color up. These pics were taken 5/27/20:
Looks great Mike! I've become a big oreo fan over the years just for the sheer vigor of them. One clone that I grow from CalCarn doesn't get very colorful but it spreads like wildfire--how readily does this one divide?
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