Saturday, December 4, 2010

Sarracenia flava var. cuprea - rosy red clone

Data at a glance...

Latin name                           Sarracenia flava var. cuprea
Clone name                          Rosy red
Acquired                               Spring 2009
Pitcher flush pattern            many: few: P (Sp: Su: Au) 
Growth strength                   Strong, good divider.
Division types                      Meristem division at each flowering and 1+ rhizome node growths annually

Pitcher description
Lid with filament under-developed, cupreous with venation entirely absent, margin not undulating. Throat with narrow vertical purple-red stripe, no rugellii type patch, few veins extending into the upper pitcher. Pithcer upper tube flushed light cuperous, remainder of pitcher green. Flower yellow, petals narrow, margins not undulating.

I am not sure where this clone originated, but I obtained it from noted Pinguicula grower Helmut Kibellis in Sydney. It is a very strong grower, producing flushes of pitchers in spring and early summer. Last year, it ended pitcher production with the summer equinox. This is probably the most prolific coppertop clone grown in Australia.