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Top 10 Favorite Sarracenia

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Can include species, hybrids, cultivars, specific clones, and any reasons why.

And..... GO!

1) 'Adrian Slack'
2) x umlauftiana
3) 'Chagall'
4) x excellens
5) 'Leah Wilkerson'
6) rubra "Ancestral form"
7) flava var. ornata
8) 'Red Sumatra'
9) 'Night'
10) flava var. rubricorpora
 
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Although my rankings may be off a bit (since I can't go out & walk among them) - here goes:

1. S. flava var atropurpurea "Kimber Red Ruffles" - probably the most striking plant I own. The size & color of the lids just never get old (example)
2. S. leucophylla var alba - I don't own any clones that could claim this name but I'm always impressed by pics of really white variants
3. S. psittacina - a very unique trapping mechanism within Sarracenia - combine w/ a large, bulbous, colorful head - wow
4. S. flava var atropurpurea - NC locations - another clone I don't own - but pics are always beautiful & elegant
5. S. purpurea var montana - a clone with good veining is extremely striking - has to draw you in to admire the designs & color
6. S. 'Adrian Slack' - one of the few hybrids that can possibly improve on the design - very impressive
7. S. purpurea "Brunswick Beauty" - super dark & very vigorous. In general, the low, water-filled traps of all S. purpurea have proven to be very effective. Examples of purpurea diversity in one tray
8. S. minor 'Okee Giant' - love the appearance & design of this species (S. minor in general but large variant is even more impressive) - tightly closed hood keeps out water & makes the windows more effective
9. S. leucophylla - red variant - combined with normal & alba clones, this variant is beautiful
10. S. rosea var luteola - large, robust & very striking with it's light green color
Honorable mention: S. rubra var alabamensis - while S. rubra tends to be somewhat drab most of the year, this subspecies (or now species) really comes alive during the fall with larger, lighter-colored pitchers
 
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If this list can include plants we don't have, then here goes:
1. 'Elaine Wang'-I know everyone's seen this plant by now, and knows why....
2. flava "atropurpurea" Blackwater River, FL-the size of the lids and incredibly deep color
3. flava rubricorpora "L x Best" Liberty Co. FL-I own a clone, incredibly vigorous and keeps the color well
4. A particular 'Royal Ruby' x 'Adrian Slack' seedling I own with an unusual vermillion blush
5. 'Adrian Slack'-you know why
6. S. leucophylla 'Hurricane Creek White'-the white. Simply, the white.
7. "Bengal Tiger"-incredible veining
8. oreophila-extremely hardy and just elegant
9. flava rugelii-the simplicity of color and elegant shape
10. 'Zjahnine'- and absolutely fantastic mix of dark and light.

This list probably changes every time I see new pictures, but....
 
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1.) 'Waccamaw'
2.) alata var. atrorubra
3.) x "Elaine Wang"
4.) alata var. nigropurpurea
5.) x 'Leah Wilkerson'
6.)x'Adrian Slack'
7.)oreophila var. ornata
8.) x 'Judith Hindle'
9.) flava var. rubricorpora
10.)x 'Saxapahaw'
 

ErrorEN

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1) x 'Abandoned Hope'
2) x 'Leah Wilkerson'
3) x 'Adrian Slack'
4) x 'Reptilian Rose
5) x 'White Knight'
6) x 'Cobra Nest'
7) x "Elaine Wang"
8) x 'Sky Watcher'
9) x "Hank"
10) x 'Judith Hindle'
 
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1) S. 'leah wilkerson'
2)S. rosea
3) S. purpurea subsp. venosa var. montana
4) S. adrian slack
5) S. flava var. ornata (bulloch co x gulf coast clone) (Clone B)
6) any flava
7) S. rosea mobile co, AL clone Q
8) S. x Naczii
9) S. minor
10.) S. Oreophila Sand Hill Mt. Clone B
 
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Wow, this is going to be tough... This is likely to change within an hour, but as of now:
1) S. x 'Elaine Wang'
2) S. x 'Reptilian Rose'
3) S. x 'Zjahnine'
4) S. x 'Petticoat'
5) S. x 'Adrian Slack'
6) S. x 'Gates of Hell'
7) S. x 'Royal Ruby'
8. S. x 'Prince of Darkness'
9) S. x 'Damon's Red Mystery'
10) S. x 'Vintner's Treasure'
 

Jcal

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S. rosea
S. montana
S. Purpurea Venosa var. burkii f. luteola (Hanrahan & Miller)
S. rosea, veinless
S. purpurea ssp. purpurea 'veinless'
S. purpurea ssp. venosa var. venosa f. pallidiflora,
S. Psittacina
S. Minor "Okee Giant"
 

DJ57

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Hard question. This list is subject to change, but at the moment:

S. Judith Hindle
S. Leah Wilkerson
S. Adrian Slack
S. purpurea Montana
S. Dana's Delight
S. leucophylla Alba Top
S. leucophylla Hurricane Creek White
S. x umlauftiana
S. rosea
S. minor var. okefenokeensis
 
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