Sarracenia ( x 'Leah Wilkerson' ) x minor 'giant' Seed Pack (24 seeds/pack)
'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 minor is one of our favorite species. It's unusual pitchers have an almost monkish, grinning appearance with a domed canopy over the mouth. On the upper portion of the back side of the pitcher are many opaque light windows. These windows are the key to it's rather unique trapping mechanism. When insects are led to the lip of the mouth by nectar trails, they find themselves in a darkened position, due to the over hanging hood. Crawling insects are encouraged to enter the trap, where it is much brighter, due to the sunlight filtering in through the light windows.
This variety, often called 'Okee Giant', is named after southern Georgia's Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge where most are found. This variety is known for it's enormously tall and narrow pitchers, which can reach 3 feet! It often grows on floating hummocks of live sphagnum moss.