N. truncata X spectabilis, almost fully open today:
Wow thats nice Paul!
That is an excellent suggestion, Corky. Its a beautiful, elegant species with great pitcher shape. I don't know the exact provenance of my plant aside from the fact that it came from Jeremiah three years ago. It is a reliable species that has adapted well to my highland conditions (though I do keep it at the south/warm end of the greenhouse). It tends to carry a load of 2/3 dried pitchers through the winter, but in May it starts making new ones.
This is a photo from 2012 -- a newly opened pitcher that has not colored fully (they get very dark!):
New pitcher on N. lowii. This one seems to have a wider pitcher mouth.....