Sarracenia x Hummer's Hammerhead

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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.
• Established plant in its second growing season from division. (NOT a new division.)
• Grown outdoors at our nursery in Oregon, USDA zone 8.
• Shipped in a 3.5-inch pot. Care info is provided.
• Plant may reach 6-8 inches in its third growing season from division.

Photos illustrate summer growth. Appearance changes with the seasons at the time of shipping.
January-March: Plant is dormant with no pitchers.
April: Spring growth will appear by the end of the month.
May: Fully developed pitchers typically appear by the end of the month.
June-August: Full display of pitchers.
September: Plant is slowing down but 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.
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). 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
    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.