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
    Doing great so far

    Posted by J.Remy on April 4, 2017

    Received this a month ago and the plant already has one shoot about 10" tall with another at about 6". Once it started growing, it shot up extremely fast. Hopefully it continues to do well! Shipping was great, looks like a lot of attention was put into the package. It arrived in Iowa on a 20 degree day, but had heating pads inside.

  • 5
    You guys are amazing

    Posted by Alex Limon on February 19, 2017

    The plant has arrived in great condition, and you guys put great care in the plants, and I would order from guys again, and the plant has not suffered at all thank and happy growing

  • 5

    Posted by Larry Logoteta on October 16, 2016

    Plants are doing very well.Arrived in great condition.

  • 5

    Posted by Zachary Holder on October 3, 2016

    My new plant arrived in perfect condition, and has remained quite healthy. Her name is Unatombwa!

  • 5
    Glutinous bug-eating pitchers!

    Posted by James Burket on September 26, 2016

    Wow, these pitchers and the others that I've bought consume lots of bugs in my backyard. Simply amazing!

  • 4
    Requested review

    Posted by Brendon Myers on July 4, 2016

    The plant itself is in great shape, and growing fantastically. It's ability to eat insects is astonishing! However, upon original arrival of the box, some of the protective gear (I lack the proper term for it) around the box was dented. This indicates rough travel to me. However, it does not seem to matter much as the plant is doing well.

  • 5
    very pleased

    Posted by edward kallam on June 26, 2016

    All my plants arrived in excellent condition. Thanks for doing such a good job packing them. I've repotted all of them and they are growing and look great!!! Thanks again!!!!!

  • 5
    Sarracenia x Alatamin

    Posted by Ilene on June 19, 2016

    My plant came packaged perfect. Looked great and very healthy.

  • 5
    Beautiful robust growth after settling in

    Posted by Unknown on October 8, 2014

    Large hooded traps make this a unique looking addition to any Sarracenia collection

  • 5
    Nice healthy pitchers

    Posted by Erik Ransom on August 9, 2014

    Again, very well packaged with healthy pitchers. This plant has put out 2-3 new pitchers since planting.

  • 5
    Growing well/ moving to NC

    Posted by Matthew Hodges on May 19, 2014

    My plants all made it through except some sundews this winter. We are relocating to NC so, a vast majority are going "home" to live.

  • 5
    Fast grower

    Posted by Katherine Sese on May 18, 2014

    See previous review on the Tarnok