Sarracenia 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.

Type of Plant: Outdoor perennial for container growing.
Height: Up to 20 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 early 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.



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    Posted by DANIEL WALKER on August 6, 2018