Here's a really interesting clone from a very obscure location (Candler Co, GA) that kinda reminds me of candles for some reason or another. No idea why! These ancestrals are incredibly diverse, and it wouldn't be surprising if taxonomists in the future organize this species into even more subspecies.
Keepin it real, these are so mixed up genetically, it's hard to justify calling them a specific species, this is why I've stuck with the name "ancestral". Besides, us horticulturalists are communicating names for growing reasons, we can take a "basket weaving" approach to names, albeit with a suit and tie on, cuz we ain't playin.... Some populations look more like rubra rubra dominant, while others are more gulfensis dominant, while others don't really resemble either!
The nice thing about this clone is that it produces decent summer pitchers: rubras are mostly known to produce their best show during the fall, but if you can get both nice summer an fall pitchers, that's too legit to quit, hey hey....
Pics taken 7/1/21:
I've got a feeling....woo-hooo.....that tonight's gonna be a good night, that tonight's be a good-good niiiii....I mean I got a feeling that this trap is gonna have even more intense colors during the fall:
Last Edit: Jul 6, 2021 14:15:16 GMT -5 by meizzwang
These are not "ancestral" S. rubra. The Candler Co., GA plants (not Chandler) are on the Atlantic coastal plain drainage and place with Carolina coastal S. rubra phenotype. The "ancestral" plants are chiefly found in the fall line sandhills of Georgia with drainages feeding the Gulf of Mexico. It's still an open question whether the SC sandhill populations place into the "ancestral" (aka ssp. viatorum) group.
Phil Sheridan, Ph.D. President and Director Meadowview Biological Research Station
Thanks for the correction Dr. Sheridan! Yeah, there are other populations in SC (ie. Aiken Co, SC) that can produce 2'+ tall traps, so they're definitely not rubra ssp. rubra . Ancestral is just an easy "dumpster" to put all of these unknowns in until it's figured out
In retrospect, in reference to the misspelling of the county name, I think what Dr. Sheridan would have said in another life is "oooooooooo, MODED! Corroded!!! Your booty EXPLODED!!!!" but he's too much of a gentleman to say such nonsense and professionally gave some constructive input instead. FWIW, my booty didn't explode from the error, to the best of my knowledge.
In case my non sequitur thought patterns are too weird for you, here's some updated pics of the clone, taken 9/9/21. This thing's got a long lid, homie!
Dang this pic kinda sucks, prolly gonna have to take another shot when the new traps open:
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