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Sarracenia x Hummer's Hammerhead
Sarracenia Hummer's Hammerhead

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General Description
Hummer's Hammerhead is a classic cultivar that's been circulating the carnivorous plant world for many years. A clone of the cross Sarracenia rubra ssp. alabamensis x (rubra ssp. alabamensis x psittacina), it gets its name from the charismatic lids, which look like so may little helmets. Lids are broad and speckled with light windows thanks to the Parrot Pitcher (S. psittacina) in its parentage. The traps on Hummer's Hammerhead can last well into winter. Pitchers are yellow with red veins, curved upright and sturdy. It grows extremely quickly in appropriate conditions, forming dense clumps of growth points in just a few seasons.

A staple here at the nursery, you can see it in person at our open houses, placed prominently in the front section of our main display.

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 6 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
8 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.

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Perfect January 13, 2019
Reviewer: Alan Wagner from Burlington, VT United States  
Just like everything I purchase from here. It was better then expected.

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Colorful Plant December 30, 2018
Reviewer: Keith Coleman from Topeka, KS United States  
I received a small but nicely colored plant that has multiple growing points.

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Sarracenia x Hummer's Hammerhead March 28, 2018
Reviewer: Erin churnin from Murchison, TX United States  
My plants arrived quickly and in great condition. Instructions for unpacking and care were included. New growth has started already.

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Very excited to get this March 21, 2018
Reviewer: Kathleen Mathis from Portland, OR United States  
Very fun to watch it grow, it now has a flower growing, neber
Never grew carnivors beflore and it is now growing a flower very fun to watch

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January 30, 2018
Reviewer: Tony Avent from Raleigh, NC United States  

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