Yes Joe, both forms are available now. *I would say that the pitchers on the 6" dia. plant are approximately the same overall size as those on the 3" dia. plant but not being in the highland nursery right now I can't check. *The shape of the pitchers is different though. *The forest form produces longer pitchers, more like the one shown in Joachim's photo and the meadow form produces squatter pitchers. *I do wonder if the differences are sufficient for them to be distinct subspecies but that's one for the taxonomists to argue over. *I guess it would depend on the flower structure and other factors.
We see snakes here practically every day. *I saw one yesterday swimming through an irrigation ditch whilst out running. *They are usually harmless rat snakes or very occasionally cobras or small vipers. *Having a Russell's viper hanging off one's nose sure would make one run faster [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] * They are exceptionally dangerous but fortunately don't come from around this part of the country *[img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]
There's a small 1.5m (4 foot) monitor lizard living in the garden and he's quite tame and curious. *I hope he never gets in the nurseries and onto the benches though. *When they decide to run, anythig in the way gets pushed over!