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This plant was named after a famed pioneer of carnivorous plant cultivation, Adrian Slack. It is a natural hybrid (S. flava x leucophylla) that Bob Hanrahan (another legend in the carnivorous plant community) discovered in Santa Rosa County, Florida. It's pitchers are both striking and sublime. It has a relatively long, narrow throat upon which a cream hood with red veins rests. The lips are red with a slight pout. White spots and red veins fade into green going down the pitcher. Unlike another similar natural hybrid (see Leah Wilkerson), Adrian Slack grows very slowly and produces only one or two pitchers per growth point. This plant grows best where the growing season is long and hot. Look for its best pitchers in late summer.
Type of Plant: Outdoor perennial for container growing.
Height: Up to 24 inches.
Sunlight: Full sun during the growing season.
Water: Low-mineral water (50 ppm or less).
Soil: Equal parts peat moss and perlite only.
Winter: Dormant. Minimal protection in USDA zones 7-9. Mulch in colder regions.
PLANT YOU RECEIVE
• Mature division in its second growing season. (NOT a new division.)
• Acclimated for outdoor growing.
• Shipped in a 4-inch pot. Care instructions are included.
Photos illustrate summer growth. Pitchers may not be present during other seasons. See below for more information.
Plants are grown outdoors at our nursery in Oregon and experience seasonal changes.
January-March: Plant is dormant with no pitchers.
April: Spring growth will appear by the end of the month.
May: Fully developed pitchers typically appear by the end of the month.
June-August: Full display of pitchers.
September: Plant produces its best pitchers of the season.
October: Dormancy begins. Fewer pitchers. No new growth until spring.
November-December: Plant is dormant. Browned pitchers are cut off.