I also thank for this discussion. I also thank for this poll. I think it is good way.
I also agree that the plant is very nice and much better than many Sarracenia cultivars registered in the past. So my vote is also for yes.
You know - my main specialization in CPs is breeding and genetics. I have performed few crosses in Nepenthes, Pinguicula, Utricularia and many in Sarracenia. Approx. 400 different crosses. See: http://sarracenia.cz/doc/CPList.doc
About 50 new ones are not listed there. But all of them I selected only about 5-7 clones which i believe to be valuable enought to be registered. Two of them already registered.
Adrian Slack totally changed the situation. I performed 7 different hybrids in 2006, thanks to Mike King. I have selected for example 18 clones of S. leucophylla x ADS... Ussually I take only 2 representatives. But from 7 crosses were sellected about 40 collection clones and 7-10 of them are also extremely valuable. Or better say: I feel they are. You already saw some of them here.
... but what happened when every grower of S. 'Adrian Slack' would register 7-10 new cultivars in future...
Well, because the breeding is my serious interest, I try to compare this situation with classic ornamental plants such as tulips, daffodils, roses, lilies, irises... There were thousands of registered cultivars. See for example this catalogue: Lukon
It is easy to imagine similar assortment of Sarracenia. Or 500 snowdrop cultivars presented in this excellent monograph: Snowdrops
. Great experience to see this book - highly recomended!
... so i do not agree that there were to many registered CP cultivars. Situation in the classics is less clear, I would say worse. I feel that situation in CP breeding and appropriate "legislative" is 100-150 years retarded after the classic ornamentals. I explain this to my students on several examples. This might be because we restarted the breeding boom after Victorian era, when many Nepenthes and Sarracenia cultivares were developed. The people in the early 19 century also fing that it is possible to improve tulips and great boom of their breeding started in Netherlands...
... so let's establish some work-group with CP authorities to improve this situation. Let's learn how it works in the other ornamentals. I think a lot about that.
BTW: I follwed on suggestion by Dr. Miloslav Studnicka. He recommended me to find some celar system to sort the Sarracenia hybrids to have better view for evaluating of each cross. For example like in lillies, there are "Oriental hybrids" "Asian hybrids" "Turban hybrids"... and about 10 more categories. I start to use 6 categories:
* Upright with fenestration
* Upright without fenestration
* Semierect with fenestration (like S. x mitcheliana)
* Semierect without fenestration (like S. x catesbaei)
* Purpurea-like hybrids
* Psittacina-like hybrids
- this system seems to work very well and it helps czech beginning growers to get oriantation in plenty of available hybrids. There is question if establish special category for "minor-like" hybrids? This time i cover them under upright hybrids.
- see for example this link with this sorting of hybrids:Sarracenia hybrids
Edited by Miroslav Srba, 09 May 2012 - 07:23 AM.