Sarracenia oreophila


Ease to Grow: Easy
Dormancy: Suggested
Native Range: Mountain Wetlands of Southeastern North America
Zones: 7-9 (6-10)

The Green or Mountain Pitcher Plant, Sarracenia oreophila, is the most endangered Sarracenia species. It is known to exist in just a few mountain sites in North Carolina, Georgia, and Alabama. It is the only Sarracenia that does not grow in the coastal plain. Spring pitchers resemble those of S. flava with light chocolate veining. In full sun they develop a golden yellow-green color. Fall pitchers are curved phyllodia, flattened pitchers. S. oreophila grows naturally along shady, sandy stream banks. In April and May the large and showy flowers are pale yellow, and fragrant. The Green Pitcher Plant is the only Sarracenia that flowers when the first pitchers appear, rather than before, like most pitcher plants. They are robust growers, and can tolerate less wet conditions in the Summer. The Green Pitcher Plant is a wonderful plant for the bog garden or collection, and will grow in northern zones with protection.

Efforts to preserve the species include restricted distribution from a few federally permitted nurseries, such as Carnivorous Plant Nursery.
Native Endangered Species - Interstate Commerce Permit Number: ESPER1408431 available here.
Note: WARNING - Plant(s) and any resulting seeds/progeny may not be planted on federal property or distributed without a federal permit.

Unless potted option is selected, plants are shipped bare-root, wrapped in damp sphagnum moss. In it's dormant season, it will be shipped as a dormant rhizome with trimmed off pitchers. Photographs are representative of species, and not the specific plant shipped. Veining and coloration may vary because these are a seed strain.

Height: 10"-18"
Plant Type: Perennial, Temperate
Soil: Upper Bog Mix or All Purpose Mix
Light: Bright indoors, full sun outdoors
Use: Grows well in the bog garden or greenhouse.

Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews
Kyle F.
Sarracenia oreophila - Pennsylvania

I purchased two individuals last year. Both survived the winter and are flowering along with creating new growth points!

Great plant!

Everything arrived perfect it had already shot up a for tall future pitcher. I can't wait till it's old enough to bloom! Better than expected service and quality I will purchase the larger one when it's available!!!!!

Donald Allen
S. oreophila

Beautiful plant. Very hard to get becuase of endangered species status. Glad these guys have the special permit to ship it across state lines.

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