This desirable and showy variety of Sarracenia flava is gorgeous from any angle. The whole trap is dark red, including most of the exterior of the trap, the mouth, and on both sides of the lid. Under full sun, the upright, orangey lid produces copious amounts of nectar that is great for luring and trapping yellow jackets! Unlike its relative v. rubricorpora, S. flava v. atropurpurea often produces three or more traps per growthpoint instead of just one or two. This makes it among the most rewarding of all the Sarracenia that we grow.
This variety grows a little slower than typical Sarracenia flava, so you'll need to be patient. To maintain its deep red color, you will definitely need 10 or more hours of direct sunlight per day, otherwise it'll look like a typical yellow trumpet. It also helps if you have a long growing season. This one loves it bright and sunny!
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.
Florida panhandle through North Carolina
Size of Adult Plants
18-24 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.