Sarracenia x Fledgling

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We first saw this hybrid in a book, Gardening with Carnivores by Nick Romanowski (University Press of Florida, 2002). On first sight, we knew we had to have it as part of our collection. It has a beautiful fan-shaped hood with red veins against a white background. Luckily we found a grower who had one in stock and we quickly acquired it. Since then, that single mother plant has produced hundreds of divisions for us. As of date, we don't know who created the hybrid, so we can't confirm it's exact parentage, but it seems to have originated in Australia. Pitchers in early summer tend to be pinkish. As the weather heats up, the white colors intensify. Pitchers look their best in mid to late summer when the weather is hot and may reach 12-16 inches.
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Plants You Receive

All plants grew for a full growing season at our nursery since their division from select mother plants, so they are well established.  Each plant is shipped in a 4-inch pot.  
All cold-hardy perennials are grown outdoors at our nursery in Oregon. Their appearance will change with the seasons.

April-May: Emerging from dormancy. Pitchers from the previous season will be cut off. 
June-September: Plants are in active growth. Best growth occurs in late summer.
October-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.

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  • 5

    Posted by Joshua Marsh on June 1, 2014

    Growing very vigorously. Already 10 pitchers in a month.