When you look at S. purpurea in virginia, New Jersey, etc., it seems like a lot of them are "mixed" between S. purpurea ssp. purpurea and S. purpurea ssp. venosa. While I'm not positive of the subspecies of these caroline Co, VA plants, they certainly do resemble S. purpurea ssp. purpurea.
Interesting thing about these plants is that they're starting to produce some really big traps! Many of my other purps. (aside from Roseas) are pretty shy and don't get gigantic outdoors under my conditions in California, but these seem to thrive in our climate.
S. purpurea (ssp. purpurea?) Caroline Co, VA, photos taken 5/12/13:
Here's a different clone:
And it's hard to tell from the picture, but these traps are fairly large:
Overview of the population:
One last shot:
Last Edit: Jul 7, 2013 16:54:35 GMT -5 by meizzwang
Thanks Eric, and definitely feel free to post pix here-would definitely like to see what your plants look like! As far as variation goes, it doesn't seem like there's a whole lot in this population, but for sure, several individuals are gigantic. My guess is most of them can get gigantic. The biggest ones have only one growth point and didn't flower this year. The traps on some are loaded with dead bugs...I think one has an entire ant colony in it!
KE: Yes, I'm almost offically out of space now. Maybe there might be space in the parking lot, haha
Last Edit: Jul 9, 2013 12:35:03 GMT -5 by meizzwang
These pics are from my first full season with this one. Thanks to Mike Wang. My assumption is that these are from the Reedy Creek area. These are beautiful purps. Now fully established ... though not yet 'giants', they should put on a show this spring. .
Hopefully this doesn't tease you guys (including almightydolla) too much, but I ain't BEE-Essin, my mother plants really got jacked a while back, but are doing well now and finally gaining some growth momentum! They also colored up very well this season. Pics taken 5/17/20:
also got a ways to go before these are giant again....
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