Sarracenia x moorei
Ease to Grow: Easy
Native Range: Wet Pocosins of Southeastern North America
Zones: 5-8 (4-9)
Moore's Pitcher Plant, Sarracenia x moorei is a tall erect hybrid with orangey-yellow, green tubes, a reddish hood, nice dark red throat patch, and areolation (windows) high on the pitcher and hood. It closely resembles both of its parents with a classy leucophylla look. It is striking in full sun when the traps develop their richest colors. In Winter it frequently turns a gorgeous reddish green color. It is a slightly fragrant, early Spring bloomer with yellowy-orange blossoms that flower well before the new traps develop. Flower stalks and sepals last through the year, resembling green daffodils. It is a frequent native hybrid from Georgia to southern Alabama, and is hardy to zone 4. It is well-suited for the backyard bog garden north into Canada with winter protection. S. x moorei is a frequent, naturally occurring hybrid of S. flava x leucophylla, and was the first to be produced artificially by horticulturalists. The name honors 19th century botanist Dr. David Moore, former director of the National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin, Ireland. This stock comes from seed, and shows some variation among the plants.
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: 18" - 24+"
Plant Type: Perennial, Temperate
Soil: Upper Bog Mix or General CP Mix
Light: Bright to partial bright indoors, full sun to partial sun outdoors.
Use: Grows well in the bog garden, greenhouse and indoors.