This is an amazing plant and is one of our favorite hybrids, Sarracenia alata x minor, affectionately called Alatamin at our nursery. It grows tall like a pale pitcher (Sarracenia alata), and it has white spots and a slightly curved hood like a hooded pitcher (Sarracenia minor). In late spring and early summer, the pitchers develop a wonderful orange hue, which turn green by mid summer. This plant retains most of its pitchers during the winter months.
Not only is this a great plant for first-time growers, it is a great plant to capture those pesky wasps and yellow jackets. These insects go crazy for the nectar on this plant.
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.
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Type of Plant
Cold hardy perennial for outdoor growing.
Size of Adult Plants
18 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.