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 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 breath-taking display. Unlike other forms of Sarracenia leucophylla that produce pitchers only in late summer, Tarnok will produce pitchers from mid spring to early fall.
• 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 18 inches in its third year 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 will start to appear, but may occur next 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 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!

  • 5

    Posted by Debbie McGarra on July 30, 2018

  • 5

    Posted by Terry Mann on July 22, 2018

    Arrived in great shape, as usual. Smaller but numerous pitchers in this plant. My first leucophylla Sarracenia.

  • 5
    growing well

    Posted by scott on June 26, 2018

    great packing