Carnivorous Plant Newsletter
Volume 31, Number 1, March 2002, page 18; Front Cover
Sarracenia 'Triple Rarity'
Received: 14 December 2000
plant’s peculiar hybrid ancestry is Sarracenia (oreophila
x jonesii) x alabamensis. The pitcher leaves are
30-40 cm (12-16 inches) tall, and are erect. The leaves are mostly
green in overall tone, and have light green venation on the outer
surface of the pitchers. The venation is more prominent on the inner
pitcher surface, especially near the pitcher opening. The pitcher
lid is held close over the pitcher opening, and is weakly undulate.
The best leaf development is in the late summer and fall. The flower
petals are mostly bright crimson, but in areas can be washed with
In order to maintain the character of this cultivar, it should
be propagated vegetatively.
I developed this cultivar in October 1993. I coined the name October
2000. The cultivar name notes that the three parental plants are
very rare in the wild.
JOHN HUMMER • Arlington, VA • USA
Front Cover: New cultivar Sarracenia 'Triple Rarity'.