Sarracenia ‘Leah Wilkerson’ x ‘Adrian Slack’ – 2011 Cross

I recently came across a pot of S. ‘Leah Wilkerson’ x ‘Adrian Slack’ seedlings while rummaging through seemingly endless pots of seedlings to repot – and this one seedling really caught my eye. The cross was done by Brooks Garcia in 2011 and I started to germinate the seeds in 2012. The seedling below is 2 years old and time will tell what it will be like a few years from now.

It’s the same parentage as the plant that I’m calling S. “Legacy” - however the S. “Legacy” cross was done by Brooks a little earlier (in 2008.) This other batch of S. ‘Leah Wilkerson’ x ‘Adrian Slack’ has some promising seedlings, but this one that I separated out looks to hold some nice potential. It’s throat marking marking and pale top remind me of S. “Legacy”, only this plant has a nice contrasting deep red/black border around the lid, nectar roll, and down the central midrib. It’s one plant I’ll be keeping my eye on. As always, great work, Brooks!

Sarracenia 'Leah Wilkerson' x 'Adrian Slack' 2011 - Brooks Garcia
Sarracenia ‘Leah Wilkerson’ x ‘Adrian Slack’ – 2011 Cross by Brooks Garcia

Sarracenia 'Leah Wilkerson' x 'Adrian Slack' 2011 - Brooks Garcia
Sarracenia ‘Leah Wilkerson’ x ‘Adrian Slack’ – 2011 Cross by Brooks Garcia

Sarracenia 'Leah Wilkerson' x 'Adrian Slack' 2011 - Brooks Garcia
Sarracenia ‘Leah Wilkerson’ x ‘Adrian Slack’ – 2011 Cross by Brooks Garcia

13 Responses to Sarracenia ‘Leah Wilkerson’ x ‘Adrian Slack’ – 2011 Cross

  1. That looks like it has potential to outshine both of its parents! Wow!

  2. Awesome contours!!! I like this :)

  3. Oh wow! That is an amazing specimen. Looks like you probably have a great cultivar on your hands there.

  4. Hawken CarltonNo Gravatar

    Am I the only one who is reminded of black cherries when looking at that rim color? This thing would look outstanding in just a display pot all its own.

  5. ‘Leah Wilkerson’ is an excellent plant for breeding. It imparts that burgundy edge and sometimes lip to most of it’s off spring. Sometimes vigor but not always. both ‘LW’ and ‘AS’ are exceptional plants.

  6. I love the look of that one. Its going to be interesting watching that one grow up.

  7. Looking good as usual Rob. I may be one of few people who feel this way…but I have not been able to jump on the AS band wagon. I like very much what it does for hybrids and herein lies its merit for me, but as a stand alone plant..it’s never been one of my favorites. Kinda blah. And yes….I have a monsterously huge specimen of it and have been working extensively with it.

  8. Thats definitely a keeper. I’m willing to bet this clone will look better than Legacy and Thats saying a lot!

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