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Sarracenia alata, Mixed Forms [DORMANT]
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 mature 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.
Type of Plant: Outdoor perennial for container growing.
Height: 16-24 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 late 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.
I hoping this plant is a larger plant next year and will be a return customer
Fast delivery. All plants are good size and healthy. I planted then right away. One has a flower bud on it!
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
plant in good condition
It has tripled in size in 4 weeks! Thank you!
Witch these larger Sarracenias.... the brothering insect should be no problem this summer while the family sits out side enjoying the beauty on nature and having a glass of ice tea.
What can I say...another winner! I enjoy watching them grow.
Arrived very well packed, looks fresh from the nursery! Scarcely 5 minutes after placing outside, the plant already attracted a house fly to trap. They have a lovely flower with a mild scent.
The pale pitcher plant may not be as colorfull as the other species. But make no mistake, this is a tall handsome plant that loves to feast on wasps! You are guaranteed to get healthy carnivores from Jeff & Jacob.