Sarracenia x Hummer's Hammerhead

(12 reviews)

Hummer's Hammerhead is a classic cultivar that has been circulating the carnivorous plant world for many years. The plant gets its name from its hammer-shaped pitchers. Pitchers are curved upright, and the lids are broad and speckled. Pitchers can last well into winter, turning bright yellow with red veins as the weather cools. It grows extremely quickly in appropriate conditions, forming dense clumps of growth points in just a few seasons. When seeing a group of these plants together, you might think they were a cluster of mushrooms! An adult plant may reach 6 inches tall.

Type of Plant: Outdoor perennial for container growing.
Height: Up to 6 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.

• 2nd-season division from select mother plants. (NOT a recent division.)
• Acclimated for outdoor growing.
• Shipped in a 4-inch pot. Care instructions are included.

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

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2nd Season Divisions
After dividing our mother plants in spring, we grow the divisions for a year before releasing them. You get a more vigorous plant with a healthier root system when compared to a recent division.

All outdoor perennials experience seasonal changes at our nursery in Oregon.
January-March: Plant is dormant with no pitchers.
April: Spring growth will appear by the end of the month.
May: Fully developed pitchers will gradually appear.
June-August: Full display of pitchers.
September: Plant 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.



  • 5
    Still alive and Growing

    Posted by James on February 26, 2022

    I set 1 out side and one inside. They are both still kicking. cant wait for the weather to get right.

  • 5
    Name says it all!

    Posted by Christopher Arnold on September 13, 2020

    I planted these in floating planters for my fish pond! So fun!

  • 5

    Posted by Anthony Giefer on May 19, 2020

  • 4

    Posted by cheryl shepard on September 3, 2019

  • 5

    Posted by LAM on May 30, 2019

  • 5

    Posted by Erin on May 13, 2019

    Plant arrived healthy and well-packed. Growth is starting to take off!

  • 5

    Posted by scott on May 5, 2019

    was still dormant 1st pitcher is about to open. looks healthy

  • 5

    Posted by Alan Wagner on January 13, 2019

    Just like everything I purchase from here. It was better then expected.

  • 4
    Colorful Plant

    Posted by Keith Coleman on December 30, 2018

    I received a small but nicely colored plant that has multiple growing points.

  • 5
    Sarracenia x Hummer's Hammerhead

    Posted by Erin churnin on March 28, 2018

    My plants arrived quickly and in great condition. Instructions for unpacking and care were included. New growth has started already.

  • 5
    Very excited to get this

    Posted by Kathleen Mathis on March 21, 2018

    Very fun to watch it grow, it now has a flower growing, neber Never grew carnivors beflore and it is now growing a flower very fun to watch

  • 5

    Posted by Tony Avent on January 30, 2018