We've been dubbing this plant Extreme Green because of its extreme
height, its extreme hood that covers its extremely large mouth and
its resemblance to the green pitcher,
Sarracenia oreophila. The plant
is actually a hybrid,
Sarracenia oreophila x flava var. maxima.
mother plant typically reaches a staggering height of 36 inches each summer. It grows very rapidly and produces a very large, tight clump. In
spring, it produces yellow flowers.
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 16-24 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 podcast
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
36 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.