Sarracenia leucophylla Schnell's Ghost

(8 reviews)

This gorgeous plant was introduced by and named after Donald Schnell, a natural historian of Sarracenia. It was also registered with the International Carnivorous Plant Society in 2000. Of all the innumerable forms of S. leucophylla, it is one of the whitest and most spectacular.  Early season pitchers are similar to green-white forms, 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 plants 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. 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.

Type of Plant: Outdoor perennial for container growing.
Height: Up to 24 inches.
Sunlight: Full sun during the growing season.
Water: Low-mineral water (50 ppm or less).
Soil: Equal parts peat moss and perlite only.
Winter: Dormant. Minimal protection in USDA zones 7-9. Mulch in colder regions.

• 2nd-season division from select mother plants. (NOT a recent division.)
• Acclimated for outdoor growing.
• Shipped in a 4-inch pot. Care instructions are included.

Photos illustrate late summer growth. Pitchers may not be present during other seasons. See below for more information.

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2nd Season Divisions
After dividing our mother plants in spring, we grow the divisions for a year before releasing them. You get a more vigorous plant with a healthier root system when compared to a recent division.

All outdoor perennials experience seasonal changes at our nursery in Oregon.
January-March: Plant is dormant with no pitchers.
April: Spring growth will appear by the end of the month.
May: Fully developed pitchers will gradually appear.
June-August: Full display of pitchers.
September: Plant 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.



  • 5

    Posted by MB on June 8, 2023

    Plant = Healthy. Packaging = Exceptional

  • 5
    New Plant

    Posted by Austin Alex Farfan on May 8, 2023

    This came in great condition, It has a big flower bud opening now. A couple pitchers slowly growing in. Can't wait to see it in late June early July.

  • 5

    Posted by Carla Davis on May 4, 2023

    As usual plants arrived wonderfully packed. The winter was terrible this year and some of my outdoor plants didn't make it. These plants repopulated my small bog. I always order my plants from saracenia Northwest

  • 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!@