Sarracenia x Sweet Excellence

(22 reviews)
"Sweet Excellence" bears masses of eye-catching foliage on rapidly-dividing growth points. We enjoy this trait of density because it rewards the grower with size, vigor, and new dimensions to the plant each season. The dense masses of leaves are primarily maroon-purple in the upper portions, upright, and slightly cowled at the lid. White speckling throughout the upper portions gets exceptionally conspicuous on older plants. On late-season leaves, the red hues exaggerate to a spectacular black-purple, contrasting fabulously with the white splotching. Copious nectar about the triangular mouth is exuded in such quantity that it can crystallize into little sugary beads! Look for its best pitchers in mid to late summer.
• 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 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 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.
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
    Happy with them!

    Posted by Marianna Fischer on June 17, 2020

    I had to keep them in plastic for a couple days after receiving them, but immediately put them outside with the correct water and they are currently blooming with new sprouts!

  • 5
    5 star

    Posted by Laura on June 17, 2020

    Wonder healthy and growing well

  • 5

    Posted by Heather Young on June 14, 2020

  • 5

    Posted by Unknown on June 7, 2020

  • 5

    Posted by Russell Luna on June 4, 2020

    These sarracenia are looking awesome and getting such beautiful color they have grown so much since I received them in the mail

  • 5

    Posted by Phil on May 10, 2020

  • 5
    Great Quality

    Posted by KD Cagle on May 12, 2019

    Excellent packing of healthy rhizome with two growth points. Quickly adapted to new conditions.

  • 5
    looking great

    Posted by scott on May 5, 2019

    got this guy the day they opened for online spring sales still had a buzz cut when i got it, growing so much faster then the others i got at the same time. really happy with its growth and color.

  • 5
    Exactly what I wanted.

    Posted by David F on February 24, 2019

    I know that since it is the middle of the dormant period for cold hardy plants, they are not at their most impressive but this variety even looks good now. It came with 2 good sized pitchers and an apparently healthy root base. I immediately added to my outdoor planter, with other pitcher plants and fly traps. It has since survived overnight freezes and a blanket of snow. It still looks just as hardy and I look forward to its growth when things finally warm up. I've bought from here before and will again.

  • 5

    Posted by Rob A. Beadon on January 14, 2019

  • 4

    Posted by Meg on June 3, 2018

    Packaged well, healthy, a bit slower to start growing, a bit smaller than expected

  • 5

    Posted by Nicholas Lasko on April 2, 2018

    plant came in great no issues