Sarracenia minor Okefenokee Giant

(5 reviews)

This plant is the coveted giant form of the typical Sarracenia minor. It's native to southern Georgia and is identical to its smaller brethren, except it's twice as big! It's among the beefiest plants we grow here at the nursery and is often prominently displayed. 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.

Type of Plant: Outdoor perennial for container growing.
Height: Up to 24 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 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.