Sarracenia flava ornata

$49.95 - $69.95
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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.
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Plants You Receive

Large-sized plants are 2 year old divisions from select mother plants and shipped in 4-inch pots.
All cold-hardy perennials are grown outdoors at our nursery in Oregon. Their appearance will change with the seasons.

April: Emerging from dormancy. Pitchers from the previous season will be cut off. 
May-June: Plants are in active growth. Best growth occurs in spring and early summer.
July-August: As the weather heats up, plant will produce non-carnivorous leaves instead of pitchers.
September-December: Plants stop growing and wil have fewer pitchers.
January-March: Plants are still dormant. Pitchers from the previous season will be cut off.

General Care

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).  Set in standing water to 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.

Care info will be provided.


  • 5
    Sarracenia flava v. ornata

    Posted by Pao on December 29, 2018

    The plant was delivered on time and in great condition. Some phyllodia were left on the plant to help the exit from dormancy in the spring. I transplant the plant in a bigger pot and I cannot wait to see how the plant will look like in the spring.

  • 5

    Posted by Robert Hoffman on November 7, 2018

  • 5

    Posted by DANIEL GAZETT on October 15, 2018

  • 5

    Posted by Christine Ryan on October 14, 2018

  • 5
    Beautiful specimen arrived on time

    Posted by Michael Keefe on September 23, 2018

    Got my plants in the promised time frame in better-than-expected condition. Very pleased with my purchase, highly recommend.

  • 5

    Posted by Grant Vineyard on June 25, 2018

    Arrived exactly when expected and in perfect condition

  • 5
    quality review--Sarracenia flava ornata; Droseras

    Posted by Donald Schnell on June 19, 2017

    I enjoy your website very much. It is well done and quite useful. The ordering process works nicely (others could learn from you!).n The potted plants are excellent as is the packaging. The plants arrived quite promptly, especially considering the distance. Looking forward to further e-mailings from you and more purchases. Don.

  • 4

    Posted by Mitchell Beier on June 27, 2016

    Specimen arrived safe and sound and is growing...loves the Carolina weather.