Sarracenia x Art's Surprise

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We acquired a division of this plant from another grower who received it as a seedling. The seedling was labeled as Sarracenia leucophylla species and was thought to be free of red pigment. However, when the plant reached maturity, it apparently was not a leucophylla species but a hybrid possibly with S. flava, and it had red pigment. That was Art’s surprise. The plant is a vigorous grower and divides very well. Pitchers are tall and handsome. The hood is ruffled with faint white spots against a green background. The interior has red veins.
• Established plant in its second growing season from division. (NOT a new division.)
• Grown outdoors at our nursery in Oregon, USDA zone 8.
• Shipped in a 4-inch pot. Care info is provided.
• Plant may reach 24 inches in its third growing season from division.

Photos illustrate summer growth. Appearance changes with the seasons at the time of shipping.
January-March: Plant is dormant with no pitchers.
April: Spring growth will appear by the end of the month.
May: Fully developed pitchers will start to appear.
June-August: Full display of pitchers.
September: Plant is slowing down but 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.
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). 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.

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