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    The most beautiful Sarracenia!

    I just saw pictures of S. 'Adrian Slack' and S. 'Leah Wilkerson'. My heart skipped a few beats! One of the S. 'Leah Wilkerson' pitchers found in the wild was 4 feet 2 inches tall! S. 'Adrian Slack' needs to enter cultivation soon, and Leah Wilkerson needs to become more widely available and not sell at a ridiculous 100+$!

    What, in your opinion, is the most beautiful North American Pitcher Plant?
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    As far as the general features of a species goes, I think it might be one of the rubra group for me... hard to say which one though. I'm also very fond of Sarracenia minor - I think the hoods look kind of like little smiley faces. 'Leah Wilkerson' is by far my favorite cultivar so far, with 'Hummer's Hammerhead' a close second. S. x. catesbaei is a nice one, and I believe it's a naturally occuring hybrid as well.
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    Law of supply and demand says that if people are willing to pay $100 then the price is just fine. And there are pleanty of people who do pay that and think it a bargain. ANd just a small note, if you think $100 is expensive then do yourself a favor and never never check Phil Sheridan's site...

    As for 'Adrian Slack', it is in cultivation and has been for some time. Rumor has it that it is a slow grower and not a prolific divider so the lag phase has been a long one.
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    While it's very hard for me to pick favorites amongst Sarracenia, I think the most beautiful (species not hybrids) come from either leucophylla or flava. There is so much variety in these two species. I love all of them equally though. And hybrids...oh man the hybrids.

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    Flava is the best species because it's so... imposing is a good word.

    Leah and Adrian are the best cultivars, I agree.

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    I'd have to go with S. rubra ssp. wherryi, well for now at least.
    and because I don't own any 'fancy cultivars' I'll just have to go with S. psittacina x leucophylla. It's sooooo beautiful whenever there's a bunch of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NeciFiX View Post
    What, in your opinion, is the most beautiful North American Pitcher Plant?
    I like Sarracenia x mitchelliana a lot.
    -Joel from Southern California


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    hmmm. leucophylla and minor are the best in my opinion. their hybrid S. x excellens is probably the best simple hybrid! right now its on the top of my list for getting. i have S. leuco right now and i will be getting S. minor soon. once they flower ill be making this hybrid! the best cultivar (like everyone else said) is S. 'Leah Wilkerson'
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