Sarracenia flava


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

The Yellow Pitcher Plant, Sarracenia flava is a tall southern pitcher plant with distinctive green trumpets and frequently shows red veins. The nectar glands along the hood margins and throat are very productive, and attract many flying insects, particularly wasps. S. flava grows well in wet bog soil. It has its best traps in Spring when they are considerably larger and sturdier. They fade by Summer and develop phyllodia (flat leaves) that persist through winter. This green-yellow, trumpet-shaped carnivorous plant has large, showy, fragrant flowers. They are one of the largest and most spectacular blooms within the Sarracenia. They generally bloom from March to May before the pitchers fully develop. They are a great bog garden plant and will grow in northern zones with protection. Sarracenia flava was one of the first pitcher plants to be discovered by European naturalists in the 1600s. For this selection we provide plants from a mix of variants including: S. flava, rugelli, cuprea, maxima, and ornata. Our choice based on availability.

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 Yellow Pitcher Plant for sale. Veining and coloration may vary because these are a seed strain.

Height: 12" - 32"
Plant Type: Perennial, temperate
Soil: Upper Bog Mix or General CP Mix
Light: Bright indoors, full sun to partial sun outdoors
Use: Grows well in the bog garden, greenhouse and indoors. It is an excellent accent plant.

Customer Reviews

Based on 5 reviews
Jamie Gallimore
Sarracenia flavas are the best in spring

Sarracenia flava’ s are coming into great growth they arrived In great condition planted them in my bog garden for carnivorous plants

David Cardenas
Great plant

Arrived at described for dormancy, with no pitchers. However, within a few weeks of planting new pitchers promptly grew! Tall, healthy, & beautiful

LaJuan T Couch
Healthy plants!

My order arrived quickly and in very good condition. Can hardly wait until spring to watch them grow!

Teresa May
Great Condition

The plants came in great condition. They weren’t really big but very healthy. Can’t wait for them o grow!!!

Robert Bonner
Less than expected

The picture was of a blooming plant. What I received was a rhizome that had been cut back.

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