Sarracenia leucophylla - Green


Ease to Grow: Easy
Dormancy: Suggested
Native Range: Wet Pocosins of the Gulf Coast from Georgia to the Mississippi Delta
Zones: 7-9 (6-10)

Sarracenia leucophylla var. Green is a very robust tall-grower with dramatic green and white tops. It attracts attention in the bog garden. It is not entirely red-free. Some red may appear before it is established and as the trap ages. 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 plentiful seeds.

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: 14" - 24"
Plant Type: Perennial, temperate
Soil: Lower Bog Mix or All Purpose Mix
Light: Bright indoors, full sun outdoors
Use: Grows well in the bog garden, greenhouse and indoors. 

Customer Reviews

Based on 1 review
Mark Bauer
More than a purchase

I have always loved Sarracenia Green. I purchased two plants, which, to my surprise were already in the late summer season changes. My immediate response was negative. There were no bright colors, just the scattered signs of late season. Since, in the past, I have ordered from the West Coast, I have never received plants in this condition. I phoned and sent emails. It was pointed out that these plants are raised in Maryland, I recall. This would explain the appearance, which I see in late August or early September. I was not happy, but I was educated. It was pointed out that the rhizomes are healthy and the plant itself is just undergoing normal changes. I was very impressed with the kindness and thorough explanations. Indeed the plants ARE healthy. The rhizomes are bright yellows and red. I noticed this as I potted them in the usual fashion. They will be trimmed but will remain with my other plants until the Wisconsin persistent cold temps prevail. This was a great purchase as I learned not only some knowledge, but I am convinced the Nursery cares about its customers. I will be returning next year for another purchase.

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