Sarracenia ( x 'Leah Wilkerson' ) x ( x 'Deep Throat' ) Potted

$ 24.99

'Leah Wilkerson' is a renowned cultivar and is a Sarracenia x moorei that was collected in a bog in Florida with the owners permission.  It was named for the land owner.  There are lots of mooreis in the trade now but this is definitely a choice selection that truly highlights the best of both parents.  The pitchers are white topped with a striking red throat.

Sarracenia x 'Deep Throat' is among the most famous and sought-after of all Sarracenia cultivars!  It's gaping mouth graced the cover of the Savage Garden as it was always one of Peter's favorite plants! It has a form unlike any other Sarracenia; a fiery, vaulted lid and a dark lip around it's insanely wide mouth. 

We can’t wait to see what comes out of this seed batch! We expect these to be tall, with large mouths and a mix of frilly lids, rolled lips, and green, red and white coloration. The two photos at the end are of the famous parents used in this cross!

Please note that Sarracenia are temperate plants that go dormant in winter, dying back to the rhizome in the soil and growing again in spring. Some of the pitchers on different species/hybrids can start to die back in Fall. They are at the height of growth in Summer and may be smaller than the photos in the listing if purchased at a different time of year. Plant sizing is variable depending on time of year, parentage, and individual genetics between seeds.

Care Instructions

Sun: Full sun outdoors
Water: Always sitting in at least two inches of distilled or purified water, they prefer deep saucers of water or undrained containers in order to recreate their very water logged conditions
Temperature: 15 degrees - 100 degrees, needs protection from colder winters and always keep very wet when hot
Dormancy: All Sarracenia require a winter dormancy starting in October and ending in February. Many of the pitchers will turn brown and die back during this time. Leave them outdoors in full sun, sitting in distilled water during this period. If you live in an area that snows; over winter them indoors on a sunny windowsill in an unheated room or garage. Still sitting in full sun and distilled water.