Sarracenia x Leah Wilkerson

SKU:
12H70
$49.95
(4 reviews)
'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, Leah Wilkerson, 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 and forms a large clump that can be easily divided.
PLANT YOU RECEIVE
• Established plant in its second growing season from division. (NOT a new division.)
• Grown outdoors at our nursery in Oregon, USDA zone 8.
• Shipped in a 4-inch pot. Care info is provided.
• Plant may reach 36 inches in its third growing season from division.

Photos illustrate summer growth. Appearance changes with the seasons at the time of shipping.
SEASONAL APPEARANCE
January-March: Plant is dormant with no pitchers.
April: Spring growth will appear by the end of the month.
May: Fully developed pitchers will start to appear.
June-August: Full display of pitchers.
September: Plant is slowing down but produces its best pitchers of the season.
October: Dormancy begins. Fewer pitchers. No new growth until spring.
November-December: Plant is dormant. Browned pitchers are cut off.
GENERAL CARE
Type of Plant: Cold-hardy perennial for outdoor container growing.
Sunlight: Full sun, 6+ hours of direct sunlight, during the growing season.
Water: Low-mineral water (50 ppm or less). Keep media wet.
Soil: Equal parts peat moss and perlite. No garden soil, compost, or fertilizer.
Winter: Dormant. Mulch in USDA zones 6 or colder.

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Reviews

  • 5
    Amazing! Very happy with my new Leah

    Posted by Zackary Davis on May 24, 2020

    I got my Leah in flawlessly and a day early at that! It started producing pitchers quick and is about to pop a foot tall pitcher as I type this. I really appreciate SNW sending out quality plants and not dinky seedlings.

  • 5
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    Posted by DANIEL GAZETT on September 14, 2019

  • 5
    Sundew/sarracenia/

    Posted by Jamie Riendeau on July 7, 2019

    I received my sarracenia in excellent condition. It has caught a lot of bugs. I love all of your plants. You and your crew are awesome.

  • 4
    S. Leah Wilkerson

    Posted by Isaiah Contreras on June 9, 2019

    It came packed very well. Good sized division. The pitcher it was growing when I received it was deformed. The lid and lip never fully opened properly.