Sarracenia x Daina's Delight Special 25 Plants
Sarracenia x Daina's Delight
Ease to Grow: Easy.
Parental Native Range: Wet Pocosins of Southeastern North America.
Zones: 6-8 (5-10).
Sarracenia x Daina's Delight or sometimes Dana's Delight, is a beautiful, tall hybrid pitcher plant with a ruffled red, pink and white lacy hood. The upper tube is tinted a delightful hot pink and stands out in the crowd. The ruffled and lacy hoods are busy with insect activity. S. x Daina's Delight is very tall and showy especially in the Fall when other pitcher plants are less attractive. The trumpets tolerate light frost. The showy flowers are fuchsia/chartreuse, globular, and mildly fragrant. They generally bloom from April to May before the pitchers fully develop. This complex cross cultivar is S. willisii x leucophylla, which in full is ((S. psittacina x purpurea) x (purpurea x (flava x purpurea)) x leucophylla. Daina's Delight or sometimes Dana's Delight was developed by Mark Edwards in the 1990s, and is named after his daughter Daina. The use of the name Dana, derived from a misspelling in the TC lab. It is an unofficial cultivar. Both are pronounced the same way, like "rain", but with a "D". Special size is small to very small, 1-2 year old plants.
Plant Type: Perennial, temperate.
Soil: Upper Bog or General CP Mix.
Light: Bright indoors, full sun outdoors.
Use: Grows well in the bog garden, greenhouse, and indoors. Excellent accent plant.