Sarracenia leucophylla, Firebird

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This plant is a true late-season grower. For most of the season, it grows spear-shaped, non-carnivorous leaves called phyllodia. You'll be scratching your head wondering if your plant will do anything at all. But, in mid-September, right before the Equinox, it sends up stunning white-top pitchers with thick red veins. By October, when the pitchers are fully mature, the plant looks like a regal bird, a Firebird. The phyllodia from early season are its plumage, and the pitchers are the head of the bird. The best part is that the pitchers hold until December, even after a series of frost and light snow. On a fully mature plant, pitchers are typically 16 inches tall.
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Plants You Receive

Medium-sized plants are shipped in 4-inch pots.  They are 1-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.

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