Sarracenia leucophylla - Hurricane Creek White
Ease to Grow: Easy
Native Range: Wet Pocosins of the Gulf Coast from Georgia to the Mississippi Delta
Zones: 7-9 (6-10)
Sarracenia leucophylla var. Hurricane Creek White is a robust tall-grower with dramatic snow white tops. This gives the plant a ghostly green and white appearance. It is not entirely red-free. Some red may appear at the crown or around an injury. It is an adaptable and robust pitcher plant. As with other S. leucophylla, it shows a preference for very wet, even water-logged areas. It can easily form colonies with each plant having 8 to 12 pitchers. It is very showy in the Spring, but especially in the Fall when other pitcher plants dwindle. Trumpets tolerate light frost, but do not overwinter. The large showy flowers are bright crimson to maroon and mildly fragrant. They often bend upward after pollination. They generally bloom from March to April before the pitchers fully develop. It can produce lots of seeds. This variety was named in the 1990s after its location from Hurricane Creek, Alabama. It is extirpated (gone from original habitat) in the wild.
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 the cultivar, and not the specific plant shipped.