I'm pleased to introduce two new destinct and upcoming Drosera filiformis X tracyi cultivars. All cross-pollination efforts were strictly controlled via plant separation combined with anther removal prior to pollen production on all flowers chosen for crossing, to avoid any mistaken self-pollination. The parents involved are the rare Florida version of D. filiformis (D. filiformis "Florida red") and D. tracyi 'white flower, antho-free'.
The antho-free parent lends greatly to the extreme pale leaf color of the forementioned hybrids. All plants are grown in identical soils, lighting and conditions.
First, a general overall comparision;
Here's D. "Dreamsicle". Note the orangish glow of the overall plant in the comparitive photo above.
And now, D. "Ambrosia". Note complete lack of tentacle and leaf coloration typical of the antho-free parent, combined with the dark ruby-red glands of the D. "Florida red" parent;
These wonderful plants shall be entering into tissue culture the beginning of 2011.
Happy Growing to all,