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Sarracenia Flava Pitcher Plant
Sarracenia Flava Pitcher Plant
Sarracenia flava Pitcher Plant


 
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Sarracenia Flava Pitcher Plant


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  • Ease to Grow: Easy
  • Dormancy: Suggested.
  • Native Range: Wet Pocosins of Coastal Southeastern North America.
  • Zones: 7-9 (6-10).
  • Height: 12" - 32".
  • Plant Type: Perennial, temperate.
  • Soil: Upper Bog Mix or General CP Mix.
  • Light: Bright indoors, full sun outdoors.
  • Use: Grows well in the bog garden, greenhouse and indoors. It is an excellent accent plant.

The traps of Sarracenia flava are predominantly yellowish green, and vivid buttery yellow in full sun.

It has prominent dark red veins that branch out from a blotch of red in the throat.

The nectar glands along the hood margins and throat are very productive, and attract many flying insects, particularly wasps. Sarracenia flava was one of the first pitcher plants to be discovered by European naturalists in the 1600s.

Sarracenia flava grows well in wet bog soil. It has its best traps in Spring when they are considerably larger and sturdier. They fade by Summer and develop phyllodia (flat leaves) that persist through winter. The very large and showy flowers are yellow, and fragrant.

Sarracenia flava is one of the largest and most spectacular blooms within the Sarracenia, which generally blooms from March to May before the pitchers fully develop.

Sarracenia flava is a pitcher plant for the collection or garden, and will grow in northern zones with winter protection.