What a showstopper! The Citron EX has enormous, stout red pitchers with gigantic, wavy, white and red hoods. Everyone who visits the nursery always stops to admire this beauty.
We dubbed the plant Citron EX because the parentage is similar to an exornata (Sarracenia alata x purpurea). But rather than S. alata, you have the complex hybrid citronellii (S. alata x (gulfensis x leucophylla)), which looks very similar to S. alata; and rather than purpurea, you have S. rosea (formerly S. purpurea var. burkei). Hence, Citron EX, which is short for exornata, citron variety. Makes sense? If not, don't worry. The complexity of its parentage is made up in its up-front beauty.
The botanical name of this plant is
Sarracenia rosea x [alata x (gulfensis x leucophylla)]
Plants You Receive
Plants are shipped in 5-inch pots with proper growing media. Each plant is a 2-year old division from select mother plants in our collection. Photo is representative of plants for sale.
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.
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.