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Sarracenia alata
Sarracenia alata
 
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General Description
 
This species thrives in hot muggy weather and bright sunlight. In the right conditions, it'll produce loads of nectar that attracts lots of wasps and yellow jackets. You can watch them fall in the pitchers as they lick up the nectar in a feeding frenzy. You'll then get to enjoy the faint buzz of captured insects. It’ll be like a symphony in your garden!

This plant gets its common name, pale pitcher, from the array of pale yellow flowers that blooms in mid to late spring. In summer, it appreciates hot weather! In late summer when the summer heat mellows, this plant will produce its largest and most attractive pitchers of the season.
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 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.

Natural Habitat
Eastern Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama.

Size of Adult Plants
16-24 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.

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Great! May 15, 2016
Reviewer: Janet Grover from Imnaha, OR United States  
It has tripled in size in 4 weeks!   Thank you!

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Another Great Insect Catcher March 6, 2016
Reviewer: Ramon L. Nelson from Willow Springs, MO United States  
Witch these larger Sarracenias.... the brothering insect should be no problem this summer while the family sits out side enjoying the beauty on nature and having a glass of ice tea.

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ATALA February 3, 2016
Reviewer: Steven Faith from Summerville, SC United States  
What can I say...another winner! I enjoy watching them grow.

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Excellent Shipping! July 15, 2015
Reviewer: Joshua Buchner from JACKSONVILLE, FL United States  
Arrived very well packed, looks fresh from the nursery! Scarcely 5 minutes after placing outside, the plant already attracted a house fly to trap. They have a lovely flower with a mild scent.


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A fantastic species! September 22, 2013
Reviewer: Jesus R. from CrestView, FL United States  
The pale pitcher plant may not be as colorfull as the other species. But make no mistake, this is a tall handsome plant that loves to feast on wasps! You are guaranteed to get healthy carnivores from Jeff & Jacob.

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