Sarracenia minor

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Some first-time growers mistake the distinctive hooded pitcher, Sarracenia minor, for the cobra plant, Darlingtonia californica. Both plants have a hood that hides the opening of the pitcher. Their leaves also have light spots on the back, which trick insects into going further inside the trap. Fortunately, Sarracenia minor is much easier to grow and is much more forgiving of mistakes than the cobra plant. This plant appreciates warm summers and a long growing season. Look for yellow flowers in mid to late spring.
• 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 12-14 inches in its third growing season from division.

Photos illustrate summer growth. Appearance changes with the seasons at the time of shipping.
January-March: Plant is dormant with no pitchers.
April: Spring growth will appear by the end of the month.
May: Fully developed pitchers typically appear by the end of the month.
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.
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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  • 5

    Posted by Roger May on September 11, 2020

  • 5
    Amazing plants

    Posted by Mark on August 5, 2020

    I received my plants quickly and they were in amazing condition i’ve had them for about 2 months now and they are thriving!

  • 5
    The best shipping I have ever seen

    Posted by Unknown on July 13, 2020

    I've purchased plants from several nurseries where they have been badly damaged before, and I questioned if they would even survive. This time I saw the best packaging and care used of any nursery

  • 5

    Posted by LAM on July 28, 2019

  • 5
    Great plant

    Posted by William Werner on July 20, 2019

    Healthy, great plant

  • 5

    Posted by Henk den Bakker on June 26, 2019

  • 5

    Posted by Michael Sawecki on May 12, 2019

  • 5

    Posted by Michael LaForest on August 27, 2018