Sarracenia minor

(19 reviews)

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.

Type of Plant: Outdoor perennial for container growing.
Height: Up to 12 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 potted. 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 Michael Mechsner on March 17, 2018

  • 5

    Posted by Jéhan Òsanyìn on March 12, 2018

  • 5
    Carnivores plants

    Posted by Beckey Bartmess on December 31, 2017

    Love these plants. They were packed with care. They were in perfect condition.

  • 5
    Bevy of Beauties

    Posted by Mark Bauer on August 14, 2017

    Every plant received has been in excellent condition and ALL are growing beautiful leaves/pitchers, none excepted. Thank you also for the advice received.

  • 4
    Sarracenia minor

    Posted by Robert Torrence on July 2, 2017

    It was nice

  • 5
    Sarracenia minor

    Posted by Thomas Kelley on June 8, 2016

    Looks great

  • 5
    Sarracenia minor

    Posted by Jarred Sheffield on May 11, 2015

    Fast shipping, packaged extremely well, and in excellent condition! Two flower stalks are already emerging and several pitchers as well.