Sarracenia x Beefcake

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One of our employees dubbed this plant Beefcake because of its hefty, stout pitchers. With a large specimen, the entire plant seems to bulge at the seams. The plant is a hybrid of Sarracenia flava rugelii and S. oreophila. Its pitchers are chartreuse with an oversized hood and dark maroon mottling at the back of the throat. Pitchers are complete with a pouty lip. Its best pitchers are in spring and early summer when the weather is mild. As the season progresses into summer and the weather heats up, pitchers might discolor along the hood. In late summer when the weather cools, you may see another burst of pitchers. By mid-fall, pitchers will die back. Look for new growth in spring.
• 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 20 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: 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.
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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    Posted by DANIEL WALKER on August 6, 2018