Sarracenia flava x minor

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This cross is pretty strange. Rarely encountered in cultivation, it makes for a striking deviation from the plethora of white-top pitcher hybrids that are so popular. Instead, this plant takes a turn for the sinister.

Pitchers are tall, and almost pure yellow-green. The lid is domed, broad, elongated, and cowled over the opening of the black-rimmed mouth. Though a simple plant, the vivid color and the concealed opening to the trap give this one a beautiful, if unique disposition.

Plants You Receive
Plants are shipped in 4-inch pots with proper growing media. Each plant is a division from select mother plants in our collection. Pitchers are expected to reach 8 inches during their first season after division.

All cold hardy plants are grown outdoors at our nursery in Oregon and experience the changes of the seasons. Care instructions are provided.

Please watch the monthly video for examples of how your plant may look at this time of the year and important growing tips for the season.

Type of Plant
Cold hardy perennial for outdoor growing.

Size of Adult Plants
12 inches tall.

Full sun, 6 or more hours of direct sunlight.

Use mineral-free water or water low in minerals (less than 50 parts per million). Keep the soil wet by setting the plant in a dish of standing water.

Use 1 part peat moss and 1 part perlite (or washed river sand). Avoid fertilizers, regular garden soil, and compost.

Growing Season
April - October. Pitchers will brown at the onset of winter dormancy.

Winter Care
Hardy of winter frost. Mulch in USDA zones 7 and colder.
Features an arrow-shaped hood.


  • 5
    Nice plant

    Posted by Sheila on April 26, 2020

    The plant arrived dormant but has now sprouted. It looks healthy and has one very large pitcher.

  • 5

    Posted by nancy j mann on November 5, 2019