Sarracenia leucophylla, also known as white top pitcher, has a ruffled hood with beautifully patterned with red veins against a white background. The Tarnok cultivar is unique among the Sarracenia species because of its double petaled flowers.
Native to the coastal regions of Alabama, this plant is an absolute robust grower that clumps very nicely. It's also a fantastic bug catcher and invites many yellow jackets and wasps to enter its pitchers. The Tarnok is also one of the hardiest forms of Sarracenia leucophylla. It comes back every spring after a hard freezes during the winter.
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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Type of Plant
Cold hardy perennial for outdoor growing.
Size of Adult Plants
12-16 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.