Sarracenia flava atropurpurea

(6 reviews)

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! To maintain its rich color, you will definitely need 10 or more hours of direct sunlight per day. This one loves it bright and sunny! It also helps if you have a long growing season.

Type of Plant: Outdoor perennial for container growing.
Height: Up to 16 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 mid-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 gradually appear.
June-August: Full display of pitchers.
September: Plant 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.



  • 5
    Best Carnivorous Plants for a Northerner!!

    Posted by Evan Trinklein on April 4, 2024

    I purchased several dormant Sarracenia Flava Atropurpurea recently this spring, and the flowers and pitchers that emerged soon thereafter are easily among the healthiest and most robust sarracenias that I've gotten from various carnivorous plant retailers. It's a formidable challenge to grow them here in Michigan, but the guys at Sarracenia Northwest really keep their promises in acclimating them to the north. When they say "cold-hardy" they mean it!

  • 5
    Excellent service

    Posted by Patty Petzel on May 15, 2020

    The flava was packed extremely well and came through the mail in excellent shape. The plant is now sending up new pitchers and is looking nice.

  • 5

    Posted by LAM on July 20, 2019

  • 5

    Posted by Isaiah Contreras on June 2, 2019

    It came packaged very well with multiple growth points. I’m excited to see it color up!

  • 5
    Sarracenia Flava Atropurpurea

    Posted by Darlene on May 28, 2019

    The plant was received in excellent condition. It was larger than I expected.It's growing very fast and looks great. I am very happy with the quality plants I receive from you. I will highly recommend you. Thanks

  • 5
    Impressive plants

    Posted by Matthew Fujita on May 13, 2019

    Sarracenia flava is my favorite North American pitcher plant and I am so glad I got this one from Narracenia Northwest. Excellent plant. You can always count on them to ship the best quality and nice big plants!