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.
PLANT YOU RECEIVE
• 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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