Sarracenia 'Leah Wilkerson' is a naturally occurring hybrid that was found in a bog on private property in Walton County, Florida. This Sarracenia × moorei (Sarracenia flava X Sarracenia leucophylla) is notable for its size and stunning colouration. It displays remarkable hybrid vigour and reached over two meters in width, with pitchers measuring between 86-130 cm in height when discovered. The lower three-quarters of the pitchers are lime green, while the pitcher tops are lemon yellow with large areoles and light red veining. The lid is colourful with an overall pale yellow colour and regularly spaced strong red veining throughout.
This hybrid produces most of its pitchers in the spring, with a second flush in autumn. The cultivar name honours Mrs Leah Wilkerson, who has lived her entire life on the property where this plant occurs.
If you're looking for a unique and visually stunning plant, Sarracenia 'Leah Wilkerson' is definitely worth considering. With its incredible size and vibrant colouration, it is sure to make a statement in any collection. Whether you're an experienced Sarracenia collector or a beginner, this hybrid is a must-have.
National collection description: H112 Sarracenia x `Leah Wilkerson’ (Sarracenia x moorei), Walton Co, FL.,W, (Brooks Garcia 2004).
Cultivar Registration in Carnivorous Plant Newsletter: https://cpn.carnivorousplants.org/articles/CPNv34n1p27_28.pdf
Carnivorous Plant Photofinder: http://cpphotofinder.com/sarracenia-leah-wilkerson-2958.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.