Also known as Sarracenia moorei, the cross between the yellow trumpet (Sarracenia flava) and the white top pitcher (Sarracenia leucophylla) is an iconic hybrid long known to cultivators as among the most desirable crosses of Sarracenia.
Our clone of S. flava x leucophylla grows tall, column-like pitchers with varying degrees of pinstripe, fluted veining and white speckling in the upper portions of the pitcher. It can get so large that we've mistaken it before for the much more famous S. 'Leah Wilkerson'! The mouth is whitish-yellow, wide, and blends into a substantial red patch in the throat. Its lid is broad, pointed, scalloped, and white but for a narrow region of green down the middle. Look for pink flowers in spring.
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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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
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.