We've dubbed this plant Extreme Green because it's extremely big! Without a doubt the largest carnivorous plant in our collection, its also one of the largest carnivorous plants for sale anywhere: our
mother plant, nearly over 18 inches across, regularly reaches a whopping 36 inches in height every summer!
"Extreme Green" blooms early and profusely. Tall, robust pitchers emerge by mid-April to May and dominate any collection they are part of. The lids are enormous, over six inches long on adult plants, overhanging a wide, spouted mouth. Traps are, obviously, tall and green. Pitchers develop a prominent throat patch after a few weeks.
It grows its gigantic, oversized leaves rapidly from spring into July and produces a very large, extensive clump. In
spring, it produces yellow flowers. "Extreme Green" is a hybrid of Sarracenia oreophila x flava var. maxima.
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
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.