Post by meizzwang on Sept 22, 2020 12:43:57 GMT -5
Another extremely rare population of ancestral rubras that I had never heard of until I acquired it! It's unknown if these are in other private collections elsewhere. This thread will be dedicated to documenting the few seedlings I was able to obtain. So far, they do look a lot like the "rubra ssp. rubra" dominant ancestral types. What does that mean?
Within the populations of rubra ancestral, there's 3 dominant phenotypes as far as I know, maybe there's more: plants that closely resemble jonesii (ie. peach Co, GA clone), plants that resemble rubra gulfensis (ie. Aiken Co, SC clones), and then plants that resemble rubra ssp. rubra (ie. many of the Taylor Co, GA individuals). While I'm no expert in ID, it only seems logical that all 3 variants are mixed up with ancestrals. For this reason (among dozens of others), I'm a bit hesitant to use the official, somewhat new nomenclature, S. rubra ssp. viatorum: within a single population, there are sometimes both gulfensis and rubra ssp. rubra phenotypes, while other populations only have a single phenotype. Will these be re-named in the future once scientists take a closer look at them and also analyze horticultural findings? Probably. The term Ancestral makes more sense to me, so I'm going to continue using it for the time being....maybe it would be more accurate to call it ancestral integrade? LOL Just kidding, let's not go there.
S. rubra ancestral Emanuel Co, GA. So far, this population resembles rubra ssp. rubra, but we'll see if that holds true once they mature. Sometimes, they end up looking like gulfensis as they get bigger:
Bad choice for a background, those HCW E's sorta steal the thunder...oh well:
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