During our first open house in July 2008, many customers commented on this particular plant. They were fascinated by its tall red pitchers and clustered, vigorous form. At the time, it was an unnamed, random hybrid that we acquired from another grower who grew it from seed. On close inspection, we determined that it could be Sarracenia flava var. rubricorpora x leucophylla. It definitely is a remarkable plant, and many customers were interested in acquiring a division.
Sadly, just days after that first open house, our 12-year old nursery dog, Hank, passed away. In tribute to a gentle and loyal dog, we decided to name the unknown hybrid after him. The decision seemed right and natural since both Hank and the hybrid have similar attributes:
• Both are big. Hank was a fantastic companion for us at the nursery. We hope Sarracenia Hank becomes an equally fantastic companion in your garden in the years to come. Give this plant lots of direct sunlight to bring out its beautiful red colors.
• Both are unconfirmed mixed breeds.
• Both are red.
• Both are hefty eaters.
• Both received lots of attention from customers.
• Both are easy going and love to play in the water.
• Both love to bask in the sun.
• Both enjoy playing in the snow.
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.
Please watch the monthly video
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
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.