Of all the varieties of Sarracenia flava, the form var. ornata, the ornate yellow trumpet, stands out from the crowd like a movie star. Unlike other forms of this species, the desirable ornate form bears outstanding thick red pinstripes against an orangey-yellow complexion. Its lofty, robust contours are accentuated by the fluted texture of this red venation.
Foliage is tall and exceptionally broad in optimal conditions. A wide, orangey lid exposes a blood-red throat patch in the interior of a generous, yellow-rimmed mouth. Taking a look at this variety up close, you can see heavy amounts of honey-like nectar, oozing plentifully in anticipation of its most common prey - yellowjackets and flies.
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
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.
Mid season grower, April - September. Pitchers will brown starting in September as the plant enters dormancy.
Hardy of winter frost. Mulch in USDA zones 7 and colder.