[Sarracenia leucophylla "red" x purpurea ssp. purpurea - AF, Cross created by Jerry Addington.]
This plant was sent to me as a seedling a couple years ago , created by good friend Jerry Addington. The pollen parent, (S. purpurea ssp. purpurea – AF) is an anthocyanin free (AF) plant. Even with one of the pollen parents devoid of pigment, the resulting progeny still has outstanding color and will color up even stronger as it gets deeper in the growing season. And if you’re wondering – yeah, the back of the plant is the side that faces the sun the whole day, but eventually that color will wrap all around. In conversations with Jerry, he speculates that the AF parentage in crosses (as in … with AF purps) lends itself to adding to a particular “glow” to the plant. It’s something worth looking into for me – and being that there’s recessive AF genes in the mix, it should make for interesting breeding lines down the road. RAD!