When I started breeding Sarracenia back in the 1990’s I had nothing like the selection of forms and colors that reside in the collection now. There were, however, a few fine plants and two of these were S. x Redman, a S. rosea x flava hybrid and S. oreophila “sand mountain” x flava. Genes from both plants run through a lot of my hybrids. When I crossed these two plants together they produced a lot of pretty, mostly medium height offspring in a wide range of colors and shapes. The best plants were selected from hundreds of seedlings and are now named for the moons of Neptune.
#1: Proteus has wide, slightly wavy, yellow traps veined red. The tubes are red with a pointy mouth. A bold shape and high contrast mix of yellow and red combine to make a very attractive hood.