I've had this clone for 35+ years. I'm not sure of it's parentage but it's useless as a carnivore. The pitchers are tall and wide. It could possibly prevent a Jumbo Jet escaping if one fell in but not anything slightly smaller.
Hmmm...sounds like it's a passive herbivore Fred, and gathers up whatever leaves or other plant debris happens to fall into its bin.
S. purpurea is a species section known for being a poor catcher of prey, but even it isn't considered to be all that tall.
Fred, do you have any pics available of those mercifully kind pitchers?
There’s handsome and a brute too, reminds me of Heathcliff in Wuthering Heights. I too would go with oreophila, the only clone I have of a purpurea x oreophila is also lot larger than I expected, mine being more like a tall catesbaei, being a lot taller than the oreophila parent. These two in combination do seem to inherit a lot of hybrid vigour. That lid is impressive, does the plant get any more colour during summer in the throat? The flower holds some secrets but I can’t discern much more from it I’m afraid, the pink may give something away.
The ‘Schnell ghost’x “Goldie” looks fine and shows promise, it will be nice to see that later in the season.
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