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
    Sarr. Leucophylla

    Posted by Ron Moses on August 26, 2017

    This beautiful plant was packaged perfectly as usual by these guys, I love ordering from this website!

  • 4

    Posted by Christopher OLeary on May 22, 2017

    Doing well

  • 4
    Leucophylla tarnok

    Posted by Neil McInnis on May 2, 2017

    One of the first leaves to come up is twisted and deformed at the top. I'm not sure why it is, it might not be anything serious, or it could be something I'm not doing right. ***RESPONSE BY SARRACENIA NORTHWEST: Sometimes the first pitcher of the season can be deformed as a result of weather fluctuations. We see that happen on a few plants at our nursery. When the weather stabilizes, the new growth will appear normal. Cut off the deformed pitcher after new pitchers emerge.

  • 4
    Pitcher plants

    Posted by mark yajcaji on April 23, 2017

    Plants were packaged with incredible care. They are now thriving with two different sprouts on each. The only reason I did not give five stars was because I thought they were a little expensive for the size.

  • 5
    Always in All ways

    Posted by Darin Kimberl on October 11, 2016

    I could go on and on.....bottem line hands down, for the price, quality of product, and floor to door service. These guys know what they are doing and always in all ways they do it well.

  • 5

    Posted by Joni Clancy on August 29, 2016

    Both plants received and were very healthy! Thank you

  • 5

    Posted by Robert scott on August 21, 2016

    Arrived in great shape as always, great color and growth

  • 5

    Posted by Steven Faith on February 3, 2016

    Colorful and full of new growth. I am doing everything that the instruction papers say to do. Plenty of insects outside for them to consume and watering them with fresh rain water from the bottom.

  • 5
    Very Interesting Plant

    Posted by Ramon L. Nelson on November 28, 2015

    A beautiful red Sarracenia and with doubled petaled flowers....can hardly until it blooms next season.

  • 5
    Great buy

    Posted by ryan Worthington on September 9, 2015

    Packages arrived in excellent condition and were some of the healthiest pitchers i have seen. Very happy with my purchase.

  • 5
    Sarracenia leucophylla, Tarnok

    Posted by Cathy Young on August 8, 2015

    This was my first live plant purchase with this company. I have ordered from other places and always got burned so I was certain this time would be no different. What a wonderful surprise to find nice, big hardy plants. Packaged to perfection and delivered within the 3 day priority deadline. I could not be happier! My new plants are thriving!

  • 5
    Vigorous Grower

    Posted by Ryan Aylard on August 5, 2015

    I received 2 undivided plants with 6 pitchers in one pot that were shipped in perfect condition. after making a mid season re-pot, according to your directions on DVD, I noticed 5 mew pitchers had sprouted within a week. Planning to divide in early spring and hoping to get some double pleated flowers. I am very happy with my purchase and will be buying from you guys again.