Saturday, December 4, 2010

Sarracenia flava var. cuprea - Victorian clone

Data at a glance...

Latin name                           Sarracenia flava var. cuprea
Clone name                          Victorian clone
Acquired                               Spring 2010
Pitcher flush pattern            2+: 1+: P (Sp: Su: Au) 
Growth strength                   ? in my collection; appears strong.
Division types                      Unknown; evidence of meristem division at each flowering; ?rhizome rate

Pitcher description
Lid with filament well developed, cupreous with red venation on both surfaces, margin not undulating; throat with vertical purple-red stripe, no rugellii type patch, pigment radiating into lid and upper pitcher venation; upper tube flushed cuperous, fading with remainder of pitcher to yellow-green. Flower unknown.

A new plant to the colletion this year, I don't yet know its growth characteristics. However, the plants I saw in VCPS members' collections suggest growth is strong and vigorous. This clone was shown in the book Gardening with Carnivores and is widely grown in Victoria and South Australia. It is almost certainly a parent of the excellent cross S. flava var. cuprea x S. flava var. rugellii.