If you're looking for a large, fast-growing plant with outsized proportions, "Cateo" might be the one for you! Emerging early in spring, leaves on "Cateo" are of medium height (12 or so inches) with fabulous elephant-like yellow-green lids which cap the understated mouth. It represents a success popular trend in Sarracenia collections to combine height with oversized lids. A single "Cateo" can appear to take up more space than most other Sarracenia thanks to its huge lid. Leaves gradually turn from green to orangey-red through summer.
"Cateo" is a complex hybrid of the green pitcher (
Sarracenia oreophila), yellow trumpet (Sarracenia flava) and purple pitcher (Sarracenia purpurea).
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 8-12 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 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.