Sarracenia leucophylla Tarnok

(42 reviews)

S. leucophylla has a ruffled hood beautifully patterned with red veins against a brilliant white complexion, giving way to red and green further down the trap. The cultivar 'Tarnok' is unique among Sarracenia, bearing fantastic double-petaled flowers with whorls of overlapping sepals - like little red pinecones! Native to the narrow coastal regions of Alabama, 'Tarnok' is especially cold-hardy at our nursery in Oregon, unfazed by winter freezes. It is a fast and robust grower, forming dense masses of growth points which make for a breathtaking display. Unlike other forms of S. leucophylla that produce pitchers only in late summer, Tarnok will produce pitchers from mid spring to early fall. This plant was registered with the International Carnivorous Plant Society in 1993.

Type of Plant: Outdoor perennial for container growing.
Height: Up to 18 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 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 Dan Molstad on July 9, 2023

    Plants arrived in great condition and look amazing in my new bog planter.

  • 5
    Quality plant shipped fast

    Posted by Ian on May 5, 2023

    My plants were shipped to me fast and arrived in great shape. I potted them up when they arrived and have flushed out with pitchers in the last month since I have had them. Very happy with my purchase and I will be buy from here in the future.

  • 5
    I love it!

    Posted by Jasmine on May 6, 2022

    It arrived very quickly after shipping and started growing very well. Now, a month later I have two almost mature pitchers and a few more sprouting up. Can’t wait to see it in the summer!

  • 5
    Awesome plant

    Posted by Zac on May 5, 2022

    Shipping was super fast and packaging was great, the first pitchers are starting to come up!

  • 5
    Beautiful and healthy

    Posted by cara on February 22, 2022

    My plants came meticulously packed and in perfect condition. They are so healthy and much larger than I thought they would be. I am thrilled with these plants and Im sure will be ordering more soon.

  • 5
    My order arrived on time and in good condition

    Posted by Ronnie Lauderdale Sr on November 14, 2021

    Satisfied with my order

  • 5

    Posted by Joel Von Fange on October 13, 2021

    Wow! Beautiful pitcher plant well packaged and healthy even though ordered close to dormancy. Five stars all around!

  • 5

    Posted by Gail Miller on April 15, 2020

  • 5

    Posted by Unknown on September 29, 2019

    As always, plant arrived in great condition and impress with the great job in packaging. Beautiful plant.

  • 5

    Posted by LAM on September 8, 2019

  • 5

    Posted by Jamie Riendeau on August 25, 2019

    Everything I get from you is always top notch and is doing very well. I'm very satisfied. Please keep up the great work.

  • 5
    Couldn't be better

    Posted by Matthew H on May 31, 2019

    Tarnok arrived as little more than a spiky lump with a healthy root system in April, and a month/6 weeks later it's putting up its first pitcher, a pencil-thin shoot of green about 10" tall that's showing no signs of stopping. Very excited to see how it does over the rest of the summer.