Sarracenia x Little Fledgling

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Pitchers on Little Fledgling has a rich, eye-catching display of colors. The lower portion of the pitcher is red and green, which gradually develops into a wash of large white speckles. The lid is flared, heavily veined in fruity red against a stark white complexion. It's another one of those festive pitcher plants that's already decked out for Christmas!
• Established plant in its second growing season from division. (NOT a new division.)
• Grown outdoors in Oregon, USDA Zone 8. Photos illustrate summer growth.  Appearance changes with the seasons.
• Shipped in a 4-inch pot.  Care info is provided.
• Plant may reach 8-12 inches in its third growing season from division.
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.
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.

Watch the monthly care video for more info.
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.

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  • 5

    Posted by Kerry S. on May 29, 2020

    This plant came in good condition and it is growing well. It has 3 or 4 little pitcher leaves on, they are not open yet but I am checking it daily.