Sarracenia alata, Mixed Forms

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Without a doubt, Sarracenia alata is one of the most variable species of North American pitcher plant, with about ten general varieties and multitudes of gorgeous hybrids between them. The "typical" form of this species is a handsome plant, with the oldest plants bearing pitchers 16-24 inches tall. Early pitchers are tall and slender. Mid- and late-summer foliage is broader and robust, adding girth to height. Some plants have pinstripe venation throughout the upper portions of the trap, others have a thin layer of fuzz. Many have different colored lips - shades of purple, bright yellow, and bright neon green are not uncommon. This species enjoys hot muggy weather, a long growing season, and as much sunlight as you can manage. Its best pitchers occur in mid to late summer.
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Plants You Receive

Medium-sized plants are 1-2 year old divisions from select mother plant and shipped in 4-inch pots.
All cold-hardy perennials are grown outdoors at our nursery in Oregon. Their appearance will change with the seasons.

April-May: Emerging from dormancy. Pitchers from the previous season will be cut off. 
June-September: Plants are in active growth. Best growth occurs in late summer.
October-December: Plants stop growing and wil have fewer pitchers.
January-March: Plants are still dormant. Pitchers from the previous season will be cut off.

General Care

Type of Plant: Cold-hardy perennial for outdoor container growing.
Sunlight: Full sun, 6+ hours of direct sunlight, during the growing season.  
Water: Low-mineral water (50 ppm or less).  Set in standing water to keep media wet.
Soil: Equal parts peat moss and perlite.  No garden soil, compost, or fertilizer.
Winter: Dormant.  Mulch in USDA zones 6 or colder.

Care info will be provided.


  • 5
    Great looking plants

    Posted by Andrew Parkyn on September 4, 2020

    Happy with the new plants and putting out large pitchers.

  • 5
    Surprised at the size

    Posted by Dennis on August 14, 2020

    I hoping this plant is a larger plant next year and will be a return customer

  • 5

    Posted by Bobby Bell on May 20, 2019

  • 5

    Posted by Lucas Lavadour on March 20, 2019

  • 5

    Posted by Elizabeth Collins on March 10, 2019

    Fast delivery. All plants are good size and healthy. I planted then right away. One has a flower bud on it!

  • 5
    new shipment

    Posted by Jimmie on March 7, 2019

    Arrived last week in perfect condition and starting to show new growth. Will move out side after Monday. Packing is very well done, and protects plants perfectly. Thanks

  • 5
    beautiful plant

    Posted by Mark Bauer on August 12, 2018

    plant in good condition

  • 5

    Posted by Janet Grover on May 15, 2016

    It has tripled in size in 4 weeks! Thank you!