Photograph Description and comments
Sarracenia oreophila is native to North Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, and Tennessee.
Sarracenia flava is native to North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Florida, and Virginia.
Sarracenia oreophila x flava
6/8/2011 Sarracenia oreophila x flava healthy plant, multiple pitchers. Growing in flark of artificial man-made bog structure. In bloom. Bog.
Previous History:
6/24/2009 #2 Healthy plant. 20 pitchers, 12 inches.
6/24/2009 #1 Healthy plant. 34 pitchers, 18 inches.
6/16/2008 #2 Healthy plant. 4 pitchers. 10 inches.
6/16/2008 #1 Healthy plant. 15 pitchers. 11 (most) to 18 inches.
7/4/2007 Healthy plant. 18 pitchers, 7 inches tall.
3/17/2007 Dormant. Old leaves dry and brittle, no new growth. Receives sunlight from west facing window for 2-3 hours. Watered twice monthly, garage is typically 90% relative humidity. Soil remains permanently wet, nighttime temperature kept 25F - 40F for winter.
1/21/2007 Dormant, no green leaves. Receives sunlight from west facing window for 2-3 hours. Watered twice monthly, garage is typically 90% relative humidity. Soil remains permanently wet, nighttime temperature kept 25F - 40F for winter.
11/30/2006 Grown in 3 inch pot. Healthy plant. Moved to garage for winter (near sunny window). Watered with RO water, soil kept permanently damp. Nighttime temperature 25F - 40F for winter.

Grower: 11/27/2006 California Carnivores (Sebastopol, CA).

Sarracenia oreophila x flava

6/8/2011 Sarracenia oreophila x flava flowers display green color. Flowers face downward. Bog.
Grower: 11/27/2006 California Carnivores (Sebastopol, CA).

Sarracenia oreophila 'Alabama' is apparently seed sourced from northern Alabama plants. In late summer, the Alabama plant is reported to produce non-carnivorous leaves called phyllodia. Our hybrid plant does not do this. In late summer, our hybrid continues to produce carnivorous pitcher leaves.
Sarracenia flava variety atropurpurea produces deeply red toned pitchers. While crosses of these two plants should produce deeply red toned pitchers, it does not happen with our hybrid. Our hybrid produces lime yellow pitchers with very little burgundy veining. After several years of growing in our artificial bog, pitchers formed from this hybrid do not appear significantly differrent from those of an ordinary Sarracenia oreophila x flava cross. Perhaps this attribute is lost over time or changed by environmental conditions. At best, our hybrid has some burgundy color at the extreme base of the stem and a blush of red on one of the pitcher lids.
Sarracenia oreophila 'Alabama'
x flava variety atropurpurea


6/8/2011 Sarracenia oreophila 'Alabama' x flava variety atropurpurea flowers display green color. No flowers or flower buds. Bog.
Grower: 4/30/2008 California Carnivores (Sebastopol, CA).


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