Sarracenia ‘The Kraken’
Summon the Kraken! Sarracenia The Kraken is a monster readii x Royal Ruby (a moorei) hybrid from the gardens of Phil Faulisi. This sea-monster-of-a-plant grows tall, robust, heavily-veined pitchers dappled in white and with a fat, purple lip. The Kraken produces copious nectar trails, particularly in warm weather, which helps it feast upon insects, especially in spring. Don’t turn your back on this pitcher plant, or you may get dragged under!
The Kraken was bred in 2000, selected for in 2007, and it’s cultivar status was established October 3rd, 2016 in Volume 46 of the Carnivorous Plant Newsletter. From Phil, himself;
This cultivar’s epithet was coined in June 2016 as a recommendation from my friend and colleague Don Elkins to explore the names of the creatures of Greek mythology and more specifically the movie Clash of the Titans. Like a tentacled sea serpent rising from the murky depths…I have RELEASED The Kraken!