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    The fact that it is rare makes it highly desirable to some. Besides this, ironically it was picked as a tribute to Adrian Slack because of its beauty... so there are obviously people out there (including myself) that DO think it stands out. It is a beautiful plant, but of course, it is your opinion if you do not find it as appealing as others do. I also personally find it appealing because it was found as a natural hybrid, so it was essentially engineered by chance in its natural habitat.

    If you want to read up on the history of it and how it was selected as a tribute, check out the CPN article:

    http://www.carnivorousplants.org/cul...ivars/v29.html

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    Am I the only one that doesn't "get" it? It looks like a pretty run-of-the-mill Sarracenia to me.

    Why not just keep recreating the cross, S. flava x leucophylla until there are offspring as desirable or more than S. 'Adrian Slack'?

    Maybe I'm missing something, so somebody let me in on this: What is so dang desirable about this cultivar?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Baylorguy View Post
    The fact that it is rare makes it highly desirable to some. Besides this, ironically it was picked as a tribute to Adrian Slack because of its beauty... so there are obviously people out there (including myself) that DO think it stands out. It is a beautiful plant, but of course, it is your opinion if you do not find it as appealing as others do. I also personally find it appealing because it was found as a natural hybrid, so it was essentially engineered by chance in its natural habitat.

    If you want to read up on the history of it and how it was selected as a tribute, check out the CPN article:

    http://www.carnivorousplants.org/cul...ivars/v29.html
    Thanks for that, that was a good read. I do find it to be a beautiful Sarracenia, no doubt about it. But it's certainly being treated as a "holy grail" of sorts.

    With how frequently and easily Sarracenia flower and hybridize I just find it interesting that growers are hounding over one particular clone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dexenthes View Post
    Thanks for that, that was a good read. I do find it to be a beautiful Sarracenia, no doubt about it. But it's certainly being treated as a "holy grail" of sorts.
    Actually, that's all it takes. More people like it than the number of plants that are available. How do you think Cephalotus 'Hummer's Giant' clones reached over $500. It's not that they were $450 'better' than non-HG clones...

    Quote Originally Posted by Dexenthes View Post
    With how frequently and easily Sarracenia flower and hybridize I just find it interesting that growers are hounding over one particular clone.
    Which S. flava & which S. leucophylla clones would you cross to get something similar? Some have hypothesized that it's a complex cross and at least one has suggested that it is S. oreophila and not S. flava in the cross.

    This is the 1st hybrid Sarracenia that I actually wanted to own. It's beauty has overwhelmed my disdain for hybrids.

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    What I don't understand is why Barry Rice thinks S. 'Judith Hindle' rivals this plant...I traded my S. 'Judith Hindle' plants away because I didn't like them. All I have left is my atavar pic...
    Last edited by Joseph Clemens; 02-15-2011 at 10:12 PM. Reason: Nomenclature adjustment

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dexenthes View Post
    Thanks for that, that was a good read. I do find it to be a beautiful Sarracenia, no doubt about it. But it's certainly being treated as a "holy grail" of sorts.

    With how frequently and easily Sarracenia flower and hybridize I just find it interesting that growers are hounding over one particular clone.
    It's nice, but I do find that the period during which it looks its best is fairly short. The pitchers start out looking whitish and green and color up nicely for about 3 weeks or so before they start browning around the edges. Most likely my dry San Jose conditions contribute greatly to the longevity or lack thereof of the pitchers, but I can honestly think of other crosses - like S. 'Leah Wilkerson' which are more spectacular than S. 'Adrian Slack'.
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    I am still checking my grow area to see if I have any extra
    It wouldn't be a show plant for several years as i am more into propagating instead of growin my plants huge
    Lois
    Every seed that you plant ,doesn't sprout.
    Every seed that sprouts, doesn't make it to maturity.
    Every cutting that you stick doesn't grow roots.
    Every cutting that roots doesn't grow to a small plant.
    Every small plant doesn't reach maturity.


    Who needs speelcheck?

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