Sarracenia 'Adrian Slack' is a carnivorous plant named in tribute to the renowned Sarracenia grower, Adrian Slack. Although the exact parentage of this cultivar is unknown, it is likely a cross between Sarracenia flava and Sarracenia leucophylla, with the possibility of back-crossing. The plant is characterized by large pitchers similar to those of Sarracenia flava, with a slight undulation in the lid from the influence of Sarracenia leucophylla. The pitcher's colouration is heavily influenced by Sarracenia leucophylla, with a white lid with deep red veins from Sarracenia flava, and a heavily veined and lightly fenestrated upper tube. These pitcher features make Sarracenia 'Adrian Slack' an exquisite cultivar. Although the flowers are not as impressive as the pitchers, they are still fascinating, with light pink petals that may occasionally show yellow highlights. Bob discovered this plant in the 1980s in western Florida's Milton area, where it has thrived since then, displaying its stunning colouration.
National collection description: H113 Sarracenia x `Adrian Slack’, Milton, FL (W) (Sarracenia x moorei), Barry Rice (2004).
Cultivar Registration in Carnivorous Plant Newsletter: https://cpn.carnivorousplants.org/articles/CPNv29n4p116_122.pdf
Carnivorous Plant Photofinder: http://cpphotofinder.com/sarracenia-adrian-slack-2636.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 correct 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.