'Leah Wilkerson' was first introduced as a cultivar in 2005. The original plant was discovered in a bog on private property in Florida and was identified as a natural hybrid of Sarracenia flava and S. leucophylla, species endemic to the region. The Sarracenia explorers had permission from the landowner to extract a clump. They then named the plant in her honor.
This hybrid is quite magnificent and stately. It has tall pitchers with dark red veins running through the hood. The opening of the pitcher is beautifully marked with a splash of dark red. Moreover, this plant is a vigorous grower. Mother plants in our collection have consistently reached 30-36 inches.
Plants You Receive
Large plants have substantial crowns and rhizomes and are divisions from select mother plants in our collection. Each plant is shipped in a 4-inch pot. Pitchers are expected to reach 24 inches during their first season after division.
All cold hardy plants are grown outdoors at our nursery in Oregon and experience the changes of the seasons. Care instructions are provided.
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Type of Plant
Cold hardy perennial for outdoor growing.
Size of Adult Plants
24-36 inches tall.
Full sun, 6 or more hours of direct sunlight.
Use mineral-free water or water low in minerals (less than 50 parts per million). Keep the soil wet by setting the plant in a dish of standing water.
Use 1 part peat moss and 1 part perlite (or washed river sand). Avoid fertilizers, regular garden soil, and compost.
April - September
Hardy of winter frost. Mulch in USDA zones 7 and colder.