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 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

  • 5
    Tall Pitchers!

    Posted by Vicki L Byrum on June 25, 2018

    This plant arrived well-packed and in excellent condition. It's been a couple weeks and seems to be content.

  • 5

    Posted by Erin Logan on May 21, 2018

    Growing well

  • 5

    Posted by Unknown on May 19, 2018

    good just like you said things would Be.

  • 5

    Posted by Unknown on May 13, 2018

  • 5
    Healthy and beautiful

    Posted by Mark Bauer on September 2, 2017

    Your plants come extremely well-protected and, in every case--I mean EVERY--the plants are super-healthy (compared to previous experience with other carnivorous dealers) and already one or two large leaves (pitchers) have developed. Very satisfied. They are thriving thus far outdoors in Wisconsin. I should be prepared to handle the winter dormancy using the videos produced by you, Jeff and Jacob. Thank you.

  • 5
    Excellent plant

    Posted by Tim on August 26, 2017

    The plant has adjusted well to our texas heat and is growing new pitchers and catching lots of bugs.