I think alatas, generally speaking, aren't as popular as other species because finding amazing individuals in the population is very difficult to do, and when you find them, it's hard to find ones that color up relatively easily.
I have a population of alatas from Stone Co MS, and decided to do a population increase, so I crossed many different clones with each other (from the same population) and sowed around 1000 seeds. At first, I thought it would be cool to have a fat BED of alatas, but once the reality set in (ie. it's WAY too much work), the goals changed and I did a pheno hunt. One by one, I culled out anything that didn't look like it could be amazing and only kept the ones that potentially looked outstanding!
The batch of approx. 1000 seedlings was narrowed down to about 300 individuals that are now being evaluated. Out of those 300, so far, I found this ONE plant, which is still a baby! I'm not sure if anything else better will show up, but we'll see, these are still seedlings and haven't reached their fullest potential just yet! As an aside, I suspect this stand out seedling comes from S. alata 'dark, upward lid' Stone Co, MS: sarracenia.proboards.com/thread/3865/alata-dark-upward-lid-stone
Anyways, here's S. alata 'RED FLAME' Stone Co, MS. Who knows, maybe in a few months, if this plant colors up all the way, I'll have to change the name, but for now, that's what I'm calling it! Pics taken 8/16/20:
Post by meizzwang on Sept 29, 2020 11:43:33 GMT -5
Took some more pics of this clone, I'm pretty sure these are new traps (different from the ones in the pics above). After doing some mug shots and taking pics from a different angle, it's clear the reason why this clone stands out from the rest: the angle by which the lid opens is very peculiar, it's at maybe a 45 degree angle! Well, maybe it's closer to 49.9557365911 degrees, but who's measuring....
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