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.
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Plants You Receive

Medium-sized plants are shipped in 4-inch pots.  They are 1-2 year old divisions from select mother plants in the collection.
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.

Care info will be provided.


  • 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.