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Sarracenia x Don's Flava
Sarracenia Don's Flava
 
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General Description
 
If you're familiar with the yellow trumpet (Sarracenia flava), you'll love this plant. We received divisions of this plant many years ago from our friend Don who is also a carnivorous plant enthusiast. When he lived in Seattle, he was able to grow this plant to 4 feet tall, and he showed us the photo to prove it! When Don gave us the plant, he had it labeled as Sarracenia flava. The plant resembles that species in many respect, so we dubbed it Don's Flava.

After growing this plant for a season, we realized that the plant was a hybrid rather than a species. When we asked Don if he bred the plant, he said he got it from a friend who got it from a friend. After a bit of investigation, we concluded that the plant was definitely a hybrid, Sarracenia flava x oreophila.

In many respects, the plant grows very much like a typical flava. It's a very vigorous grower, quite cold hardy and easy to divide. For us, the plant maxes at 3 feet, which is still taller than the typical flava. In areas with longer growing seasons, the plant could potentially reach 4 feet.

Plants You Receive
Plants are shipped in 4-inch pots with proper growing media. Each plant is a division from select mother plants in our collection. Pitchers are expected to reach 12-16 inches during their first season after division.

All cold hardy plants are grown outdoors at our nursery in Oregon and experience the changes of the seasons. Care instructions are provided.

Please watch the monthly video podcast for examples of how your plant may look at this time of the year and important growing tips for the season.

Type of Plant
Cold hardy perennial for outdoor growing.

Size of Adult Plants
36-48 inches tall.

Sunlight
Full sun, 6 or more hours of direct sunlight.

Water
Use mineral-free water or water low in minerals (less than 50 parts per million). Keep the soil wet by setting the plant in a dish of standing water.

Soil
Use 1 part peat moss and 1 part perlite (or washed river sand). Avoid fertilizers, regular garden soil, and compost.

Growing Season
April - October. Pitchers will brown at the onset of winter dormancy.

Winter Care
Hardy of winter frost. Mulch in USDA zones 7 and colder.

Average Rating: 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 9 Write a review »

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Sarracenia x Don's Flava April 1, 2018
Reviewer: Joel Pascual from Felton, DE United States  
Plant was packaged very well, soil was intact and was still moist. The care and attention to detail given to my order is unparalleled. The care guide is also very much appreciated. Will be purchasing from here for my next plant!

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Another Great Plant & Great Service! March 28, 2018
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Signal Mountain, TN United States  
The plant arrived timely, in great condition and was nicely packaged!  Thank you!

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Nice rhizomes March 18, 2018
Reviewer: frank collier from COLUMBUS, OH United States  
Arrived timely, and in good shape. Waiting for warmer weather to bring it out of dormancy.

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Excellent February 27, 2018
Reviewer: Marco Wende from Chula Vista, CA United States  
Plant shipped got here healthy, started throwing up a flower a week after it got here. Plant looks great, and it's big!!

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Very exciting! January 21, 2018
Reviewer: Shannon Phaeton from Summerfield, FL United States  
I can wait to see how tall it will grow during spring and summer!

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