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.
Eastern Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama.
Size of Adult Plants
16-24 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.
April - October. Pitchers will brown at the onset of winter dormancy.
Hardy of winter frost. Mulch in USDA zones 7 and colder.