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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.

In spring, the yellow trumpet is usually the first to bring you flowers. Buds form soon after the winter snow melts. Look for yellow flowers in mid spring.
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.

Full sun, 6 or more hours of direct sunlight.

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.

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: 5 Write a review »

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
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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  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
Exquisite plant June 8, 2017
Reviewer: Patricia Campbell from Bellingham, WA United States  
I love this plant. It's unique and pretty. A conversation piece. It arrived well packaged and healthy and it's thriving. The price was right!

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  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
Beautiful plants June 26, 2016
Reviewer: marilyn litwin from deland, FL United States  
Plant arrived in great shape and is doing well in it's new home.

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  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
Great Looking Plant May 19, 2016
Reviewer: Jesse Iford from Portland, OR United States  
Always impressed by the condition of the plants I get from you guys. Curious to see how this one will compare to my other Flava's, definitely looks a little different.

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A Fair plant October 12, 2014
Reviewer: Alan Cartagena from Springdale, AR United States  
Came in the mail and it was perfect. So far the plant hasn't produced much after I bought it. I'm guessing it from its oreophila parentage. Of all my pitchers this plant is the most neutral that it hasn't produced much. Hopefully next year it will be better. Still give it a A+

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