Last April Lowes were selling some carnivorous plants from Gubler Nursery, including what appeared to be S alabamensis ssp. wherryii, or known as S. rubra ssp. wherryii here in the Phoenix area in Arizona.
Today I discovered again Lowes is selling Saracenias in these one gallon pots. These plants are from Booman Floral from Vista California. Booman Floral has sold more variety of carnivorous plants then any other nursery. Often in these small 3 inch or 4 inch pots inside clear plastic socks; with funny labels like octopus plant, starfish plant and comical drawings of cp with fangs.
Each black gallon pots has about 4 to 5 species of Sarracenias on each pot. The plants I have identified are S. flava cut throat, heavy veined, and copper top. Also S. rubras gulfensis, S. rubra, S. minor, S. alata, and their trademark complex hybrid S. 'cobra nest'.
But what caught my attention and if my eyes are playing tricks on me. What clearly looks like to be S. oreophila and another S alabamensis family. And this one really looks like S alabamensis ssp alabamensis! It has to be because I had both. S. oreophila, which I lost last year by that rat infestation and S alabamensis, which was damaged by that same rat infestation and is recovering, albeit a smaller plant.
I don't know if Booman Floral have ship these collection of Sarracenias in other state beside Arizona, but I know they ship in California, Nevada, and sometime in N. Mexico. Like I said this are gallon pots with about 4 to five different species of Sarracenias, each costing $15. Pretty cheap in my opinion considering what they have on each pot. A quick way to build your collection.
But if you have the Lowes store in your area, it would be interested if someone else confirms that they have alabamensis and oreophila on sale.