If these things were so clear cut we'd have the rubra complex sorted out by now.
I'm with Donald here - rosea is out.
The form I grow is a deep maroon with pitchers up to 12 inches long and large enough to fit your hand in. The flowers are bright pink, on very short stems and enormous. It also hates cold weather. I originally received this plant 10 years ago as Sarracenia purpurea "Louis Burke"...FWIW.Originally Posted by [b
What debate? Whatever you choose to call the plant, we all know what you are talking about, so what does it matter?
45 yrs. growin\'
The plant doesn't know...
The only reason it has a name in the first place is so we (humans) can communicate with each other. *Very good point Bugweed.
We have seen literally hundreds of them in bloom at the same time in Apalachicola National Forest. *The flower colors range from the palest pink, almost white, to deep rich orchid purple.
This is the right time of year to see them in bloom. *Here are some pics taken mid April of 2004. *It's a good thing these plants were blooming, otherwise we would have a hard time finding them because they're so low to the ground. *
We think it's a sub species of purpurea, but whatever you want to call it is cool with us.