Sarracenia 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.

Type of Plant: Outdoor perennial for container growing.
Height: Up to 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.

• 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 start to appear.
June: Full display of pitchers. This plant will look its best!
July-August: Plant will slow down when it’s hot. Some minor spotting.
September-October: Dormancy begins. Fewer pitchers. No new growth until spring.
November-December: Plant is dormant. Browned pitchers are cut off.



  • 5

    Posted by John on June 16, 2022

    Came with some good pitchers on it, and is thriving in my Bog would buy again