Pitchers on Little Fledgling has a rich, eye-catching display of colors. The lower portion of the pitcher is red and green, which gradually develops into a wash of large white speckles. The lid is flared, heavily veined in fruity red against a stark white complexion. It's another one of those festive pitcher plants that's already decked out for Christmas!
We call it Little Fledgling because of its resemblance to another, somewhat larger hybrid, 'Fledgling'. The two, however, are not related.
The parentage of "Little Fledgling" is a whole family tree. It includes Sarracenia leucophylla x (x umlauftiana). S. x umlauftiana itself is (purpurea x psittacina) x (leucophylla x psittacina). That's a lot of history!
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.
April - October. Pitchers will brown at the onset of winter dormancy.
Hardy of winter frost. Mulch in USDA zones 7 and colder.