Besides watching this plant attract insects from all parts of your garden, the real joy is watching it change colors with the seasons. In spring, it produces green pitchers and red flowers. By late summer to early fall, its pitchers develop a distinctive yellow hue. By mid-fall after the first frost of the season, upper parts of the pitchers turn neon yellow! By late winter, they turn red.
This pitcher plant is also one of the most vigorous ones available. If you’re looking for a pitcher plant that grows fast and establishes quickly, this is for you.
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.
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Type of Plant
Cold hardy perennial for outdoor growing.
Southern United States
Size of Adult Plants
8-12 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.