Sarracenia ‘Leah Wilkerson’
Sarracenia ‘Leah Wilkerson’ has the go-go-gadget pitchers of the naturally occurring Sarracenia hybrids. The plant’s largest recorded pitchers are more easily measured in units of Godzilla than inches, coming in at 50 inches (130cm) tall. Average pitcher height is a still-ridiculous 36 inches (91cm+) with hoods of 6.5 inches (17 cm), making S. ‘Leah Wilkerson’ easy to spot over the hoods of other similar S. x moorei hybrids. Yes, S. ‘Leah Wilkerson’ is a humble S. flava and S. leucophylla cross, but with exceptional heterosis or hybrid vigor (the improved or increased function of any biological quality in a hybrid offspring).
Sarracenia ‘Leah Wilkerson’ was stumbled upon in May of 2002 while visiting a bog on private property in Walton County, Florida. The wild mother plant was easy to spot because of its 50+ towering pitchers, and diameter of over 6 feet (2m) across.
It is a gorgeous hybrid, and a prize in any collection.