Sarracenia flava, commonly called the yellow trumpet, is a handsome plant. Multitudes of upright traps spring up from dense growth points. A cluster of pitcher will form a canopy of broad, flat lids - the perfect landing spot for flies.
At our nursery, we have several of the natural forms of Sarracenia flava. Very often pollen from one form will drift to another form and create an impure form of flava. Seedlings of this type of open pollination pop up a lot and occur in various colors, patterns, and sizes. However, because they're not pure forms, we have a hard time categorizing them. So, we lump them all together and release them as Mixed Forms.
All plants are selected strictly at random.
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. Plants may need an additional growing season for pitchers to reach full size.
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.
Florida panhandle through North Carolina
Size of Adult Plants
116-20 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.