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
    Another Great Plant & Great Service!

    Posted by Unknown on March 28, 2018

    The plant arrived timely, in great condition and was nicely packaged! Thank you!

  • 4
    Nice rhizomes

    Posted by frank collier on March 18, 2018

    Arrived timely, and in good shape. Waiting for warmer weather to bring it out of dormancy.

  • 5

    Posted by Marco Wende on February 27, 2018

    Plant shipped got here healthy, started throwing up a flower a week after it got here. Plant looks great, and it's big!!

  • 5
    Very exciting!

    Posted by Shannon Phaeton on January 21, 2018

    I can wait to see how tall it will grow during spring and summer!

  • 5
    Exquisite plant

    Posted by Patricia Campbell on June 8, 2017

    I love this plant. It's unique and pretty. A conversation piece. It arrived well packaged and healthy and it's thriving. The price was right!

  • 5
    Beautiful plants

    Posted by marilyn litwin on June 26, 2016

    Plant arrived in great shape and is doing well in it's new home.

  • 5
    Great Looking Plant

    Posted by Jesse Iford on May 19, 2016

    Always impressed by the condition of the plants I get from you guys. Curious to see how this one will compare to my other Flava's, definitely looks a little different.

  • 5
    A Fair plant

    Posted by Alan Cartagena on October 12, 2014

    Came in the mail and it was perfect. So far the plant hasn't produced much after I bought it. I'm guessing it from its oreophila parentage. Of all my pitchers this plant is the most neutral that it hasn't produced much. Hopefully next year it will be better. Still give it a A+