We first saw this hybrid in a book, Gardening with Carnivores
by Nick Romanowski (University Press of Florida, 2002). On first sight, we knew we had to have it as part of our collection. Luckily we found a grower who had one in stock and we quickly acquired it. This was about 15 years ago. Since then, that single mother plant has produced hundreds of divisions for us.
We don't know the exact parentage of this plant, but some growers suggested that it may be Sarracenia leucophylla x (rubra x psittacina). Others indicated that it's Sarracenia leucophylla x [(purpurea x psittacina) x (leucophylla x psittacina)]. As of date, we don't know who created the hybrid, so we can't confirm it's exact parentage, but it seems to have originated in Australia.
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.