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Sarracenia minor
Sarracenia minor
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General Description
Some first-time growers often mistaken the hooded pitcher, Sarracenia minor, as a cobra plant (Darlingtonia californica). Both plants have a hood that hides the opening of the pitcher. Their pitchers also have white spots on the backside, which confuses insects into thinking that is the way out. Fortunately, the hooded pitcher is much easier to grow and is much more forgiving of mistakes than the cobra plant.

This plant appreciates warm summer nights and a long growing season. If you live where summer is relatively mild, like at our nursery in Oregon, you will need a good dose of patience. With the right growing conditions, you will get to enjoy yellow flowers in mid to late 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 8 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
Central Florida through North Carolina.

Size of Adult Plants
12-16 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.

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Bevy of Beauties August 14, 2017
Reviewer: Mark Bauer from Pewaukee, WI United States  
Every plant received has been in excellent condition and ALL are growing beautiful leaves/pitchers, none excepted.
Thank you also for the advice received.

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Sarracenia minor July 2, 2017
Reviewer: Robert Torrence from Modesto, CA United States  
It was nice

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Sarracenia minor June 8, 2016
Reviewer: Thomas Kelley from Topeka, KS United States  
Looks great

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Sarracenia minor May 11, 2015
Reviewer: Jarred Sheffield from Jefferson , OR United States  
Fast shipping, packaged extremely well, and in excellent condition!  Two flower stalks are already emerging and several pitchers as well.

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