Sarracenia x Don's Flava

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We obtained a specimen of this plant in the early 2000s from a fellow carnivorous plant enthusiast.  While living in Seattle, he was able to grow this plant to 4 feet tall, and he had photos to prove it!  We dubbed this plant Don's Flava because he labeled it as Sarracenia flava when he gave us a division of it.  After growing the plant for a couple of seasons, we realized that it wasn't a true species at all.  With a bit of research, we concluded that the plant was actually a hybrid, Sarracenia flava x oreophila, coming from a seed batch that also produced Doreen's Colossus and Extreme Green.

In many respects, Don's Flava grows very similarly to the species S. flava - except it gets over 3 feet tall! It's a reliable grower, easy to divide, and simply one of the most rewarding plants we've ever had for sale. Pitchers are tall and vase-like, with narrow necks leading to upright, slightly undulated, pointed lids. The interior of the trap is lined with dark red veins, leading to a maroon throat blotch.
• 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 36-48 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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  • 5
    Best packaging.

    Posted by Rich Taliaferro on October 28, 2018

    The plants came in perfect condition. What impressed me the most was the was it was packaged. There method should be used by all plant selling business'

  • 5

    Posted by Christine Ryan on October 14, 2018

  • 5

    Posted by DANIEL WALKER on August 6, 2018

  • 5
    First Sarracenia order from Sarracenia Northwest

    Posted by Konrad Kutter on July 9, 2018

    Really nice sized plant. Multiple, healthy rhizomes. Beautiful pitchers! Can't wait to have this plant get settled.

  • 5
    Healthy Hybrid

    Posted by Chris on July 8, 2018

    The plant arrived well packaged and in good shape (no damage at all). The plant was bigger then expected & is growing very fast. It arrived with two pitchers a little over a month ago now the 6th is coming up. Im satisfied with the purchase I will definitely order again in the future.

  • 5

    Posted by peter fontaine on May 27, 2018

  • 5

    Posted by Erin Logan on May 21, 2018

    Growing well

  • 5
    Sarracenia x Don's Flava

    Posted by Joel Pascual on April 1, 2018

    Plant was packaged very well, soil was intact and was still moist. The care and attention to detail given to my order is unparalleled. The care guide is also very much appreciated. Will be purchasing from here for my next plant!