Sarracenia alata x minor

(37 reviews)

One of the most vigorous crosses we have, this plant grows tall like with white spots and a slightly cowled lid. In late spring and early summer, the traps develop a wonderful orange hue, which mellow to green by mid-summer. As a bonus, it retains most of its pitchers during the winter months. Plants can become quite large, dividing readily and growing quickly. Foliage is uniform and substantial, typically reaching 12-16 inches tall . A great plant for the first-time grower!

Type of Plant: Outdoor perennial for container growing.
Height: 12-16 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.

• 2nd-season division from select mother plants. (NOT a recent 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.

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2nd Season Divisions
After dividing our mother plants in spring, we grow the divisions for a year before releasing them. You get a more vigorous plant with a healthier root system when compared to a recent division.

All outdoor perennials experience seasonal changes at our nursery in Oregon.
January-March: Plant is dormant with no pitchers.
April: Spring growth will appear by the end of the month.
May: Fully developed pitchers will gradually appear.
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.



  • 5

    Posted by Charles on May 20, 2024

    It all started with the usual painstaking packaging. The little cobras were soon freed. Soon they were nestled in their new home of 50% peat-moss, 50% perlite, pot inside a half-barrel. I step back as they shoot up in the climate not too far from their native Carolina cost. They are now sponsoring a couple of WMart VFTs. No plant is truly happy without open blue sky above.

  • 5
    Eating Machine

    Posted by Robert Dapolito on September 24, 2023

    I love this plant. It is an eating machine. From the back you can see the white spots but when you look under the hood in the front they look like big open windows. It’s no wonder its pitchers are full of bugs. ??

  • 5
    Thriving in August

    Posted by Kyle on September 22, 2020

    Arrived in great shape. The plant has been thriving so far, a few new leaves have grown as summer is closing out in NC.

  • 5
    Excellent bug catchers

    Posted by James Burket on September 14, 2020

    See my Feist Dog review.

  • 4
    slow but most likely my fault

    Posted by Robie Osborne on July 15, 2020

    Got it healthy and erect. Packaging was amazing! I put it out in the sun the day I got it and I think it was too much too soon. Pitchers flopped over. Cut a couple of them off and saved the ones that tried to bounce back. Taking a while but new little pitchers are growing! Very healthy plant, just a rough start from me lol

  • 5
    Healthy Plants

    Posted by Neal Crowley on July 13, 2020

    They came in i had 2 long spouts it grew a new one But it seems to be dying from the middle of the leaf where it has bugs in it the plant is still a live just hoping its not somting i am doing and thats just what it dose LOL

  • 5

    Posted by Henry wurster on June 30, 2020

    The shipping took a little longer than I expected but the plant was packaged wonderfully and it arrived in excellent condition even in the middle of a Texas summer.

  • 5

    Posted by Bryan Goldman on June 17, 2020

  • 5
    2nd year update review

    Posted by scott on October 6, 2019

    repotted this spring into a 10in pot, 1st pitcher got aphids. still this thing a filled the pot and has countless pitchers amazing growth.

  • 5
    Doing well. Growing a new pitcher already.

    Posted by Marissa Cafaro on June 16, 2019

  • 5

    Posted by Weylin Callery on May 19, 2019

    Excellant shipping and now the plant is growing very well where I have it.

  • 5

    Posted by Linda McCausland on April 7, 2019