Sarracenia flava x oreophila, Heavy Vein

(7 reviews)

This is one of several varieties of S. flava x oreophila in our collection (see Extreme Green and Don's Flava). This particular cross is shorter, about 12 inches, but packs a punch with its eye-catching maroon veins. If you're looking for an attractive early-season Sarracenia, add this hybrid to your garden.

Type of Plant: Outdoor perennial for container growing.
Height: Up to 12 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.

• Mature division in its second growing season. (NOT a new division.)
• Acclimated for outdoor growing.
• Shipped in a 4-inch pot. Care instructions are included.

Photos illustrate early summer growth. Pitchers may not be present during other seasons. See below for more information.

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Plants are grown outdoors at our nursery in Oregon and experience seasonal changes.

January-March: Plant is dormant with no pitchers.
April: Spring growth will appear by the end of the month.
May: Fully developed pitchers will start to appear.
June: Full display of pitchers. This plant will look its best!
July-August: Plant will slow down when it’s hot. Some minor spotting.
September-October: Dormancy begins. Fewer pitchers. No new growth until spring.
November-December: Plant is dormant. Browned pitchers are cut off.



  • 5
    Already flowered very healthy

    Posted by Debra Wuts on May 23, 2023

    The Red Dragon hasn’t grown or flowered though

  • 5
    Absolutely love my Pitcher Plant! It arrived in great shape and since has grown 3 new pitchers! Its definitely the center of attention at my house. Nobody has ever seen anything like it

    Posted by Chad Nix on June 18, 2021

    Next year ill be buying more!

  • 5

    Posted by Roger May on September 11, 2020

  • 5
    Beautiful “vein”

    Posted by LAM on July 8, 2020

    So many pitchers in one plant. And now, they have more. Thank you so much.

  • 5
    Nice cross.

    Posted by Jonathan Boynton on June 21, 2020

    Very happy

  • 5

    Posted by Bryan Goldman on June 17, 2020

  • 5
    Superb plant!

    Posted by PJ on July 15, 2018

    This plant arrived in perfect condition. It has genetics, not the same clone found elsewhere. Stunning in elegance and very heavily veined, it couldn't be better and is the best specimen of this cross I've ever seen.