Sarracenia Judith HindleWE DO NOT SHIP PLANTS. LOCAL PICK UP ONLY
Sarracenia Judith Hindle hybrid was made by Alan Hindle in 1985, and is named for Judith Hindle, Alan's wife. It is an official cultivar of ICPS.
A leucophylla hybrid with white caps heavily veined in red. Pitcher hoods are especially fuffled. Zone 7.
- Sarracenia x Judith Hindle
- Ease to Grow: Easy.
- Dormancy: Suggested.
- Winter: Dormant. Mulch in USDA zones 6 or colder.
- Native Range: Hybrid - not native, but parents are from Eastern USA.
- Type of Plant: Cold-hardy perennial for outdoor container growing.
- Height: 8"-14".
- Soil: Upper Bog or General CP Mix.
- Equal parts peat moss and perlite. No garden soil, compost, or fertilizer.
- Light: Bright indoors, full sun outdoors.
- Sunlight: Full sun, 6+ hours of direct sunlight, during the growing season.
- Use: Grows well in the bog garden, greenhouse, and indoors. It is a good subject for terrariums of medium height.
- Water: Low-mineral water (50 ppm or less). Set in standing water to keep media wet.
Sarracenia x Judith Hindle is a medium height pitcher plant with beautiful ruffled red maroon hoods.
The marbled hoods are attractive landing sites for flying insects that are attracted to the leaf colors and nectar. Young trumpets are green, laced with yellow, with a green and white ruffled hood. They soon darken to deep red maroon with white, yellow, red and green mottling in the hood. The paler colors turn pink with age.
- Sarracenia x Judith Hindle is very showy in the Fall when other plants nestle in.
- Trumpets tolerate light frost. The showy flowers are maroon red, globular, and mildly fragrant.
- Sarracenia Judith Hindle generally blooms from April to May before the pitchers fully develop.
Pitcher Plant (Sarracenia sp.) Care
- Use only pure water – rainwater, distilled water or RO water. Be careful of bottled water as some contain salt which will kill your Pitcher Plant
- Keep soil moist; usually a tray or dish with 1/2 to 1.0 inch of water
- Mist the pitcher every few days with pure water
- Pitcher plants like a sunny or partial sunny location.
- Soil is a mixture of 50% peat and 50% play sand. Some growers add pearlite to the mix.
- Do not fertilize your plant. Pitcher plants will receive sufficient nutrition from the bugs they catch
- It’s best to let your Pitcher plant go dormant from Thanksgiving to Valentines Day. Keep cool but not freezing; keep moist but not too wet. A cold garage, cold window are good – 35 to 50 degrees.
- Repot your pitcher plant every 3 to 5 years during its dormancy; use a taller pot
- Pitcher plants are best in bogs but can survive in a sunny window but must have a rest period
- April: Ready to emerge from dormancy. Pitchers from the previous season will be cut off.
- May-June: Plant is in active growth. It's best pitchers appear in late spring and early summer.
- July-August: Plant will slow down when it’s hot. Some browning may occur.
- September-December: Plant stops growing and will have fewer pitchers.
- January-March: Plant is still dormant. Pitchers from the previous season will be cut off.