Yes, the name of this hybrid is "The Minor Hybrid." Back in the early 2000s, we acquired a bunch of random seed-grown plants produced by Larry Mellichamp, professor of botany at University of North Carolina in Charlotte. This plant caught our attention, but we didn't know what to call it, so we referred simply as "the minor hybrid" because it has features that have strong Sarracenia minor parentage. When we built enough of inventory through rhizome division, we had to give the plant a name. As a joke, we decided to just call it "The Minor Hybrid." The name stuck ever since.
Based on what known hybrids, we suspect the plant is Sarracenia minor x (psittacina x purpurea), similar to Red Minor (another plant with a mundane name because of our lack of imagination at times). In fact, it shares similar features as Red Minor, but its pitchers are brownish orange. It also grows a bit slowly in our climate. In a hot climate where nights are warm, this plant will explode in growth.
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 12 inches tall.
Full sun, 10 or more hours of direct sunlight. Hot summer sun is required to see this plant's characteristic colorful patterns.
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.