This desirable form of Sarracenia leucophylla has especially stout traps, with a mouth wider than the typical leucophylla that makes for a substantial pitcher. Like many forms of this species, Lil' Big Mouth is a tough plant and will keep its autumn leaves well into winter. It can still be seen even after heavy snow, peeking out of the drifts! Although it produces fine foliage in spring, Lil' Big Mouth produces its largest pitchers mostly in late summer and
early fall. The patient gardener will be rewarded with a
show-stopping plant in late 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 8 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.
Size of Adult Plants
12 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.