Looks like I forgot to photo-document this clone! The interior of the trap, as well as the underside of the lid, can get pretty dang dark under optimal conditions! In person, the color does appear black! This is definitely something I'll be breeding with in the near future, as this trait is not common and the color is superior to few other alata clones that look similar.
Just like all the black and darker color forms of Sarracenia that I've ever seen, the coloration starts off red right when the traps open, but as they age, they blacken up! Vigor-wise, this plant is decently fast growing. Interestingly, the best show for this clone was in late summer: normally, altas produce their most impressive traps during the fall! I think the clone was a little stressed out from our weird weather (months of darkness from thick smoke caused by local wildfires) so maybe this year, it'll do better during the fall.
S. alata 'Black Hood' Harrison Co, MS, pics taken 8/8/20:
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