While S. rosea var. luteola and S. purpurea ssp. purpurea f. heterophylla are well known amongst collectors, S. purpurea ssp. venosa 'Antho-free' is almost unheard of. Very few people in the world have this plant.
Interestingly enough, this is a man-made plant, and my understanding is there has never been an AF S. purpurea venosa discovered in the wild to this day. Another peculiar aspect of these all green venosas is that they sometimes have folded hoods just like montanas. Under optimal conditions, the plant turns bright yellow, and sometimes the traps get bleached out from the sun and have almost a slight white tinge to them. There has been some speculation as to whether these are montanas, but I don't have enough info to support or deny such a hypothesis. What I do know for sure is that these plants are down right amazing!!!
S. purpurea ssp. venosa Antho-free, photos taken 8/4/13:
Last Edit: Aug 7, 2013 10:48:15 GMT -5 by meizzwang
Great shape to it! I remember seeing somewhere that the all green venosa has actually been given as form or varietal name, I believe it was var. pallidiflora (if I remember correctly, I saw this in the new Savage Garden, but I may be wrong).
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stu: Hi Mike: I’m pleased to report that the S. rubra wherryi Chatom Giant you sent has arrived in great shape as did the bonus plant from NC. Both are now back under southern skies and are feeling warm, humid, and at home again. Thanks!
Jul 22, 2020 13:21:21 GMT -5
sanguinearocks101: I am planning on doing an order from Mike... and I’m on a budget, some of the hardest decisions I’ve ever made
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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
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