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.
• 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 4-inch pot. Care info is provided.
• Plant may reach 16 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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