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Sarracenia 'Scarlet Belle' | The History of this Beautiful Hybrid Carnivorous Plant

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Hi Everybody! This is a little educational slide about the wonderful Scarlet Belle Sarracenia Hybrid.

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Sarracenia 'Scarlet Belle' | The History of this Beautiful Hybrid Carnivorous Plant

  1. 1. Sarracenia ‘Scarlet Belle’
  2. 2. What the heck are Sarracenias?! Sarracenias are carnivorous pitcher plants native to the eastern part of North America.
  3. 3. What states are these plants native to??
  4. 4. Is the Sarracenia ‘Scarlet Belle’ pitcher plants a hybrid?? YES!
  5. 5. What two species was cross bred? S. leucophylla + S. psittacina
  6. 6. Who developed this beautiful plant?? A genius man named Bob Hanrahan
  7. 7. Did Bob do this by accident? No way!!
  8. 8. How did he cultivate such an amazing plant? His goal was to create a Sarracenia that was: -rich in color -rapid and abundant in growth -can be grown in many different environments -with a wondrous shape
  9. 9. Why did he choose S. leucophylla? For their color formation, and how it grows well in wet and semi-dry grasslands.
  10. 10. Why did he choose S. psittacina? Mainly because this species produces massive amounts of pitchers in a rosetted shape, and also maintains their color even when dormant.
  11. 11. Why did he name it the ‘Scarlet Belle’? It was actually his son and his son’s fiancée who named it on August 7th, 2002 because his son’s fiancée is a “belle”, and the color theme for their wedding just happened to be scarlet red.
  12. 12. Where can I buy one of these bad boys?! southbaytraps.com … Duuuuuuhhhhh

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