This hybrid is a sister of Appalachian Spring and Mountain Splendor (Sarracenia oreophila x rubra jonesii). Its pitchers is more similar to Sarracenia oreophila with its thick throat, wider mouth, and green color. But it has the slenderness of S. rubra jonesii. Pitchers on an adult plant typically reach 18 inches, slightly taller than its sisters.
In spring, Mountain Meadow produces yellow flowers, whereas her sisters produce red (Appalachian Spring) and peach (Mountain Splendor) flowers.
Mountain Meadow is an early season plant, producing its best pitchers in early summer. In mid summer, the plant will cease pitcher production. When the summer heat subsides, it will send up another set of pitchers that are stouter than the first.
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
Up to 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.