The classic form of the yellow trumpet is definitely a handsome plant. Multitudes of upright traps spring up from dense growth points in clusters, with canopies of broad, flat lids like so many lily pads raised up inn the air - the perfect landing spot for flies and other nasty bugs. The particular plants we grow originated in Jeff's collection decades ago, and we're happy to bring them to you now - a real classic for any collector.
In spring, the yellow trumpet is usually among the first to bloom. Buds form soon after the winter snow melts. Look for yellow flowers in mid 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.
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
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.
Early season grower, April - August. Pitchers will brown during the hottest parts of summer. By September, the plant will drop its pitchers and enter dormancy.
Hardy of winter frost. Mulch in USDA zones 7 and colder.