This showy variety of Sarracenia flava is gorgeous from any angle. The entire pitcher turns dark orange-red, including most of the exterior, the mouth, and on both sides of the lid. Under full sun, the lid produces copious amounts of nectar that is great for luring and trapping yellow jackets! This variety grows a little slower than typical Sarracenia flava, so you'll need to be patient. To maintain its rich color, you will definitely need 10 or more hours of direct sunlight per day, otherwise it'll look like a typical yellow trumpet. It also helps if you have a long growing season. This one loves it bright and sunny!
The current batch is actually a self-cross of Waccamaw, a much sought-after cultivar of Sarracenia flava atropurpurea
. Because it's a self-cross, it is not a genetic clone of Waccamaw, so these plants do not
meet the criteria for such labeling.
Appearance will differ from plant to plant. Selection is done randomly.
PLANT YOU RECEIVE
• Seed-grown, approximately three years old and 6 inches tall.
• Acclimated for outdoor growing and full sun.
• Shipped in a 3.5-inch pot. Care info is provided.
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 typically appear by the end of the month.
June-August: Full display of pitchers.
September: Plant is slowing down but produces its best pitchers of the season.
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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