Of all the varieties of Sarracenia flava, ornata stands out from the crowd like a movie star. Unlike other forms of this species, the ornata form has thick red pinstripes against an orangey-yellow background. Foliage is tall and broad in optimal conditions. A wide, orangey lid exposes a blood-red throat patch in the interior of a generous, yellow-rimmed mouth. Taking a look at this variety up close, you can see heavy amounts of honey-like nectar, oozing plentifully in anticipation of its most common prey - yellowjackets and flies. The random form is seed grown with multiple growth points and has red veins; the Bulloch County is from division and has reddish brown, almost black, veins.
Current batch contains seed-grown plants from open-pollination. The seeds came from Sarracenia flava ornata (Bullock County, clone C). We selected only those plants that exhibit ornata features, which will fulfill the varietal labeling.
Appearance will differ from plant to plant. Selection is done randomly. Last two photos show the parent plants.
PLANT YOU RECEIVE
• Seed-grown, approximately three years old and 4-6 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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