Sarracenia 'Leviathan' stands out as a truly impressive specimen of Sarracenia × moorei. The tallest pitchers observed in various divisions of this plant surpass 100 cm on average, with the largest spring pitcher reaching an astonishing 123 cm!
Seed grown by Chris Rawlings, Sarracenia 'Leviathan' is the result of a cross between Sarracenia leucophylla and Sarracenia flava var. maxima. It is noteworthy that Chris selectively grew two impressive seedlings from this cross, the other being Sarracenia 'Lilianna', both chosen for their remarkable size and robustness.
The lime-green pitchers exhibit light red veining and white fenestration near the top, while the mouth displays striking red venation and a robust red throat blotch. The lid itself is white with paler red venation.
National collection description: H393 S. x 'Leviathan'
Cultivar Registration in Carnivorous Plant Newsletter: https://cpn.carnivorousplants.org/articles/CPNv47n1p36_38.pdf
Carnivorous Plant Photofinder: https://cpphotofinder.com/sarracenia-leviathan-19641.html
Plant Size On Offer
Plant photos are usually of 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.