I visited a population of S. purpurea this weekend and there were very many veinless plants. I know there are plenty of veinless purps in circulation, and other veinless species as well.
I would love to see your veinless species and hybrids! Does anyone know when and where the first veinless plants were identified? What species have been found with with this trait? I know it has been proven that AF and veinless are not the same, but I gather the rules of inheritance have not been figured out for veinless plants. Anyone else barking up this tree?
I thought veinless plants were a bit boring until I saw some of calenalmightydolla's pastel and veinless flavas, and now I need MORE!
If you happen to have any veinless plants or plants with at least 1 veinless parent let me know! I'm curious to work with this trait. Washington Co, VT by Bailey Hale, on Flickr
Working on breeding cold hardy hybrids, here in zone 3 VT using local genetics. Also interested in cultivated pitcher production for the cut flower trade.
Yes, we have a very good idea of the inheritance of the veinless trait in Sarracenia but I won't spill the beans until we publish our results. We've done a number of controlled crosees, recorded F1 and F2 results, and the result of inheritance are the same for this trait so we are very confident in our conclusion.
Phil Sheridan, Ph.D. President and Director Meadowview Biological Research Station
That's good to hear that there are more than just a few veinless purps out there! That tangerine color they get on the new growth is just gorgeous. This past spring I got a 'veinless catesbaei' from Jerry Addington/Courting Frogs. I don't know the parentage, though I'd love to, I just don't want to pester to find out. I was on the fence about it when I ordered, but seeing it in person had me hooked and now I want other veinless plants too. It's even got throat blotches like 'Sorrow'/"Tina" does. I'm tempted to guess that it has a double dose of purp in the cross since it's so stout. Even now when the oldest pitchers would be considered ragged looking, they have an attractiveness to the shades of orange they turn. Sorry for my lack of posting a picture, I haven't picked out a reliable image hosting website yet. It seems to be a fast grower in my inexperienced opinion, though it draws in flies like none of my other 16 sarracenia are capable of. It's absolutely covered in fly specks, 'course to be fair it has barely rained in 2.5 months so they're building up. You can't walk past it without a swarm of fall flies billowing up and trying to land on your face. I'd like to make crosses with it someday for fun but that's a long time ahead. Glad to see that Meadowview has already figured out veinless inheritance, and glad to see someone else who's a fan of veinless sarracenia!
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