Sarracenia leucophylla, Tarnok

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Sarracenia 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 here in Oregon, unfazed by winter freezes. It is a fast and robust grower, gradually forming dense masses of growth points which make for a breath-taking display. Unlike other forms of Sarracenia leucophylla that produce pitchers only in late summer, Tarnok will produce pitchers, up to 18 inches, from spring to early fall.
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Plants You Receive

Medium-sized plants are 1-2 year old divisions from select mother plants and shipped in 4-inch pots.
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 mid and 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.

Care info will be provided.


  • 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.

  • 5

    Posted by Lyndon McCall on March 19, 2019

  • 5
    Excellent Service

    Posted by Daniel Thompson on December 2, 2018

    I always expect no less than stellar service with Sarracenia Northwest. The plants are well priced, fantastic quality, and shipped with care.

  • 5

    Posted by William Werner on September 17, 2018

    Great, healthy plant!