Sarracenia minor 'Okefenokee Giant'

SKU:
11M4
$89.95
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Sarracenia minor v. okefenokeensis is the coveted giant form of the typical S. minor, from southern Georgia. It's identical to its smaller brethren, except it's twice as big! In fact, it's among the beefiest plants we grow here at the nursery and is often prominently displayed. Like typical S. minor, Okee giants have large, coppery hoods that cover the opening of the pitchers, and the arched back of their traps are flecked with white spots that let in light to confuse potential prey within. The hood of the giant form also has a pointed end that looks like a parrot beak.

Okee giants appreciate warm muggy summers and long growing seasons. In areas where summers are relatively mild, such as at our nursery in Oregon, it grows a very slowly. With the right growing conditions, you may get to enjoy bright yellow flowers in early to mid summer.
PLANT YOU RECEIVE
• 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 24 inches in its third growing season from division.

Photos illustrate summer growth. Appearance changes with the seasons at the time of shipping.
SEASONAL APPEARANCE
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.
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). 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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Reviews

  • 5
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    Posted by LAM on May 9, 2020

  • 5
    Beautiful plant and professional service

    Posted by Michael Willens on June 7, 2016

    Great specimen on a hard to get variety. Great service. Professional and passionate

  • 4
    Perfect plant, slow grower

    Posted by Brian Jones on June 2, 2016

    Plant had 2 big half developed leaves when shipped in excellent condition. Now fully open and awesome! Just noticed a new leaf developing from the crown a month later. Slow growing plant but worth the wait!

  • 5
    Sarracenia minor Okefenokee

    Posted by Karl Geiger on May 23, 2016

    Great looking plants and shipping. I'm very happy and looking forward to doing more business with you.

  • 5
    Very healthy

    Posted by John H. on May 15, 2016

    These plants arrived coming out of dormancy and now they have 4-6 pitchers growing.