Sarracenia minor v. okefenokeensis is the coveted giant form of the typical S. minor, from southern Georgia. It's identical to its smaller brethren, except it's twice as big! In fact, it's among the beefiest plants we grow here at the nursery and is often prominently displayed.
Like typical S. minor, Okee giants have large, coppery hoods that cover the opening of the pitchers, and the arched back of their traps are flecked with white spots that let in light to confuse potential prey within. It has an intoxicating honey-sweet aroma about it, making it one of our most charismatic plants.
Okee giants appreciate warm muggy summers and long
growing seasons. In areas where summers are relatively mild, it grows a bit slowly. With the
right growing conditions, you may get to enjoy bright yellow flowers in early summer.
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.
May - October. This is a late season plant.
Hardy of winter frost. Mulch in USDA zones 7 and colder.