One word – WOW! This striking variety of Sarracenia flava is sure to capture your attention. It develops solid red tubes with contrasting yellow lids. Some folks remark how much the plant looks like a flame. Tall, almost pure red traps catch just as many flies as they turn heads.
This variety grows much slower than the typical variety, so you'll need to be patient. To maintain its deep red colors, give it 10 or more hours of direct sunlight daily. Otherwise, it won't produce red pitchers and will look like a typical yellow trumpet. It also helps if you have a long growing season.
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.
Georgia through North Carolina.
Size of Adult Plants
18-24 inches tall.
Full sun, 10 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 - September. Pitchers will brown at the onset of winter dormancy.
Hardy of winter frost. Mulch in USDA zones 7 and colder.