Data at a glance...
Latin name Sarracenia flava var. cuprea
Clone name Gotcha! coppertop clone 1
Acquired Spring 2009, ex Gotcha! Plants
Pitcher flush pattern 3: 1+: P (Sp: Su: Au)
Growth strength Being determined
Division types Unknown; probably flower + rhizome node
Lid with filament well developed, cupreous with red venation on both surfaces, margin undulating; throat pigmented purple-red; upper tube intially flushed cuperous, fading to green as pitcher matures. Flower unknown. Pitchers spring through early summer.
As this is the first year I have grown this plant, I don't completely know its growth characteristics. However, pitcher production entered summer this year, although I expect the flush to finish around the summer equinox. This clone is nice in that the copper colour seems to stay in the lid, with the pitcher only blushing copper as it opens. Whether this will change as the plant settles in remains to be seen. It also has nice markings on the underneath of the lid and a well developed lid filament.