Sarracenia x farnhamii


Ease to Grow: Easy
Dormancy: Recommended
Parental Native Range: Wet Pocosins of Southeastern North America.
Zones: 6-8 (5-9)

Sarracenia x farnhamii hybrid has bright red, green and white pitchers with dominant areoles (windows). The traps are upright and of medium height. They are green at the base, but broad red veins dominate the tubes, giving the full trap an exciting, brightly colorful appearance. The hoods are broad and ruffled and the lip is thick and deep red. As cold weather approaches, the traps turn a suffused deep red or maroon. They grow divisions regularly, and form large full colonies. As with other S. leucophylla hybrids, it has a nice show of Spring pitchers, but a great show of vigorous Fall pitchers. S. x farnhamii prefers open, sunny, boggy conditions, and holds its color into the frost. The dark red flowers are fragrant, and bloom early in the Spring before new traps are fully emerged. This is an outstanding accent plant for the bog garden, and is very showy in large numbers. It is well-suited for the backyard bog garden north into Canada with winter protection. Sarracenia x farnhamii is a frequent, naturally occurring hybrid, S. leucophylla x rubra, or by its binomial name Sarracenia x readii. It was named in honor of Farnham.

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 hybrid, and not the specific plant shipped.

Height: 12" - 18"
Plant Type: Perennial, temperate
Soil: Lower Bog Mix or All-Purpose Mix
Light: Bright indoors, full sun to partial sun outdoors.
Use: Grows well in the bog garden, greenhouse and indoors. Excellent accent plant.

Customer Reviews

Based on 16 reviews
Hans-Georg Hawrysz
Plants Review

Purchased 3 "Large" Sarracenia's. All were very well packed, and instructions we good but was surprised as to size. Each was size of my thumb. Planted outdoors. will see how they do

Lawrence Brain
One Of My Favorite Sarracenia

Photo #2 This is my S. Farnhamii that I received from carnivorous Plant Nursery around May 2022 This is photo is from a few months earlier. Photo# 1 Here it is Today November 2 2023 and has out grown its 10 inch wide pot ready to go in the large 38 inch diameter bog with other Sarracenia .. I live in central Florida ...

Anna Negaard
Beautiful plant

Beautiful, healthy, and doing great in my Bog garden ❤️

Susan Farrington

The small is very small! But looks great and will grow fast in spring I’m sure. I potted it up with other carnivores to spend the winter in my cold greenhouse.

Leroy Jackson
Lil red

What an awesome plant, with full color!

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