Sarracenia leucophylla, Schnell's Ghost

$69.95 $63.95
(5 reviews)
This gorgeous variety of Sarracenia leucophylla is named after Donald Schnell, a natural historian of Sarracenia. Of all the innumerable forms of the white-top pitcher plant, it is one of the whitest and most spectacular.  Early season pitchers are similar to other green forms of S. leucophylla, producing upright and elegant green-white traps. But it is when weather warms in late July and August that late-season traps emerge to outclass every other plant in our nursery.  Tops of the pitchers are nearly lily-white, with the faintest green venation throughout. It's suggested that this is an adaptation to catch moonlight, and thereby attract moths to the plant after sunset. Leaves are similar in structure to other S. leucophylla. The robust late-season traps have broad features and are very sturdy, with a generous lip and a charismatically upheld lid. An excellent combination of traits which makes a fantastic specimen for all collectors. NOTE: This plant was originally released as Hurricane Creek White by mistake. If you purchased HCW from us in 2017 and 2018, you already have this plant.
• 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 24 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

    Posted by Mark Bauer on May 19, 2019

    A beautiful plant in the making. I have seen the beauty of this plant only in photos. It arrived as a little stub, then placed outdoors two weeks ago. It now has a small but definite early healthy leaf and typical shape. I am anticipating a gorgeous HC white leucophylla within 4-6 weeks. Worth the cost and the wait.

  • 5

    Posted by Erin on May 13, 2019

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

  • 5

    Posted by Jason Swearingen on May 13, 2018

  • 5
    Great so far

    Posted by Joseph M. on May 6, 2018

    Shipment arrived promptly and in excellent condition. Plant is healthy and growing.

  • 5
    Totally Excellent

    Posted by Edward Wamhoff Jr on September 23, 2016

    I love the carnivorous plants,I'm new to growing carnivorous plants & I'm having fun growing,I have a awesome bog garden, can't wait to see how all the plants do & how they do in the desert,I'm giving them six hours of sun and the rest of the time they are in the shade,so they don't bake in the sun.Thank you for the carnivorous plants,you guys are the best for info on growing carnivorous plants keep up the good work!@