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Sarracenia x Appalachian Spring
Sarracenia Appalachian Spring

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Item Number:: 12182

General Description
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.

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.

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.

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.

Average Rating: Average Rating: 5 of 5 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 8 Write a review »

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5 of 5 Good surprise! June 27, 2020
Reviewer: Tyler from Virginia United States  
I got this one back in December/January when it was still in dormancy. As the plant woke up from dormancy back in late March, it really surprised me in a good way! The pitchers are definitely a little different then whats in the picture. When they first open, they are a greenish yellow color with red veining. As the pitcher matures, it keeps the red veining but the greenish yellow turns into a yellowish orange. This is definitely an underrated plant and has become one of my favorites! And as always, outstanding packaging. I've been extremely happy with this plant.

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5 of 5 Beautiful plant May 29, 2020
Reviewer: Kerry S. from Black River Falls, WI United States  
This plant is alot more beautiful than I first expected. It came in great condition and is doing really well. It has great coloring and it already has 3 pitchers on it, though sadly a slug ate the top off of one of them so watch out for slugs.

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5 of 5 May 4, 2020
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Chicago, IL United States  

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5 of 5 February 8, 2020
Reviewer: kenneth eshleman from lynnwood, WA United States  

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5 of 5 Appalachian Spring and more July 25, 2019
Reviewer: James from Washington, DC United States  
Beautiful species, arrived healthy, happy, and well-packed. Not my first order, and definitely not my last.

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