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    Potential Cultivar?

    Here's a 15-month-old seedling, an open-pollinated alata 'black' x flava 'red', that I have that I just can't get over the coloration. Am I wrong to think it has cultivar potential? Obviously, I'd wait several years before truly considering it, but I think it definitely has potential, if it can maintain that very dark red coloration throughout the pitcher.


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    How big do you think it will grow? That has a lot of potential!

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    I'd say that has a huge potential! Congratulations on such a nice seedling! I would wait until it flower to register it. Is it a slow grower like flava rubricorpora? Based off the picture I'd say no!

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    well, like i said it's barely a year old, but it's pretty good-sized for that age, I think. i have no idea how big it'll get, I guess it depends on what pollinated it. if I had to guess, i'd say it was self-pollinated, but there's no way of knowing. I had a lot of flowers that year, so it could be anything. if i had to guess, i'd say it'll probably reach at least 20" in height. the mother plant gets fairly tall. i guess time will tell. i actually have several of its siblings that have very similar dark-red coloration. here's one of 'em:

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    Cool, maybe you can call it S. x "Bloody Vein". Lol, I sure you can think of a much better name then me, but when I saw it I just thought blood color and its long and about the same width throughout so I thought vein.

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    It's beautiful. Good luck with it and it's sibling. They are both very nice.

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    nice, I love seed grown sarracenia

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    Speaking only for myself here, I believe before you register a plant as a cultivar you should first grow it to maturity and observe it carefully the whole time. Then you need to make a number of divisions and ensure it is in a few other collections as backups. And then you may want to wait to get feedback from those other growers as to how their plants behave under conditions different then yours.

    DOing these things ensures that the traits you see are consistent across the board with what others will see and also ensures that if you lose your plant there is still a supply of them out there. (there are a couple horror stories out there of a cultivar disappearing from cultivation because there was only one plant in one collection...)

    After those conditions have been met only then do I think you should register a plant.

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