S. alabamensis ssp. alabamensis is the only taxa I haven't seen in the wild but am lucky enough to enjoy growing. This one from California Carnivores is originally from near Thorsby, Chilton County, AL. I haven't appreciated how colorful the pitchers get until I lifted it out of the growing tray today. The first image is from September to show how much the pitcher colored in a few months.
The camera still doesn't quite capture the purple as well as it should. This one also produces faint areoles.
nice find! The original clone from that site can get almost 3' tall, it's a monster! The site is long gone unfortunately. I'm not sure if more than one clone is still in existence from that site, but for sure, selfed seeds from the original clone are floating around. I also have the original clone, will try to get pics next season.
For now, here's an F2 seedling from the original clone that I acquired in 1997!
Thanks for the info - I have wanted to find out more about where this plant came from and it is sad the original population is extinct. Can't wait to see my plant grow larger! That is gigantic and your plant shows the windows very well
The S. alab. alab. we sell on our catalog is all Thorsby material, seed raised. Bill Scholl and I went to the site in the 1980's and got permission to get seed so our genetic base is pretty strong. The plants were in a swale in a pasture and were bush-hogged. I would hate to see what the site looks like now and will keep those memories instead.
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