In the 1990s we crossed Sarracenia oreophila with Sarracenia rubra ssp. jonesii,
two very rare and robust species. From this cross, we selected three clones that exhibited robust growth and gorgeous flowers that range from peach to reddish-orange to yellow.
Appalachian Spring has traits that lean towards rubra jonesii. Its pitchers have the elegant shape of rubra jonesii with hints of stoutness coming from oreophila. Flowers are red-orange.
Typically this plant will produce lots of pitchers in late spring and early summer. By mid summer, the plant slows down and the early spring pitchers will darken. In late summer when the weather cools down, this plant will send up a new set of pitchers. Nice!
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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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.
Size of Adult Plants
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.