Created over 40 years ago, Sarracenia leucophylla 'Cronus' was made by crossing plants from Seminole County, Florida and Baldwin County, Alabama. The purpose was to create an S. leucophylla with increased vigour, by creating offspring with strengths from both parental localities. And it worked because S. leucophylla 'Cronus' is a titan of a plant!
The autumn pitchers of Sarracenia leucophylla 'Cronus' can grow to nearly a metre tall with a mouth that is typically 6-9 cm across. The upper pitcher is distinguished by its deep red veins dividing a white background. The mouth's rim is white with reddish marbling. The plant has a large angled lid. While the pitchers are very striking, the flowers are similar to wild forms.
National collection description: L47 'Cronus' (Titan tm), Botanique
Cultivar Registration in Carnivorous Plant Newsletter: https://cpn.carnivorousplants.org/articles/CPNv31n2p40_43.pdf
Carnivorous Plant Photofinder: http://cpphotofinder.com/sarracenia-cronus-2789.html
Plant Size On Offer
Plant photos usually show the mother plant, not the smaller divisions offered for sale.
Divisions taken from mother plants are planted into 9cm pots. The size of divisions can vary greatly and will always be sent largest first. If you'd like to know the size of a plant before ordering, please feel free to get in touch.
Sarracenia plants are incredibly easy to care for, given the right conditions. An unheated greenhouse is an ideal location for Sarracenia, they can be grown outside in the UK but a greenhouse provides a longer growing season. Here are the 3 golden rules for healthy Sarracenia.
- Provide as much sun as possible.
- Keep their pots sat in 1-2cm of rainwater.
- Use acidic soil. A 1:1 peat moss & perlite mix is typical but you can also research peat-free alternatives.
Click here to read a more in-depth guide to growing Sarracenia in the UK.