The 'Mont Blanc' variety of Sarracenia leucophylla is a plant that originated from a set of seeds collected by Georges Mac Kay in Walton County, Florida. These seeds were sown in March 2003 by Thibault Barin, a renowned collector of Sarracenia plants from France.
This incredibly impressive leucophylla can produce pitchers in autumn that are nearly 1 metre tall and 10cm across! Mont Blanc is a very apt name for this white-topped giant.
National collection description: L154 'Mont Blanc'(GB 2017)
Cultivar Registration in Carnivorous Plant Newsletter: https://cpn.carnivorousplants.org/articles/CPNv48n2p96_97.pdf
Carnivorous Plant Photofinder: http://cpphotofinder.com/sarracenia-mont-blanc-21711.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 straightforward 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.