Sarracenia minor Okefenokee Giant


Sarracenia minor Okefenokee Giant

Ease to Grow: Easy.
Dormancy: Suggested.
Native Range: Okefenokee Refuge in Georgia.
Zones: 6-8 (5-9).

The Okefenokee Giant, Sarracenia minor okefenokeensis is a very tall and slender variant of the Hooded Pitcher Plant. In very wet and warm conditions, it can grow over 3 feet. It has yellowish green pitchers, and a rounded hood that arches over the opening. The hood is frequently tinted bronze or pink in full sun, and can be more colorful than S. minor. Rows of small white areoles (windows) dominate the upper back portions of the tubes. It tends to form colonies up to 3 feet across. S. minor okefenokeensis is very showy, and superficially resembles the California Cobra Lily. The flowers are mildly fragrant (watermelon scented) and pale yellow-green. They generally bloom from March to May while producing pitchers. Flower stalks and sepals last through the year, resembling green daffodils. Pitchers can persist and hold their color into light winters. It is native to the Great Okefenokee Swamp of Georgia and surrounding areas. It prefers very wet, almost saturated, conditions. It is well-suited for backyard bog gardens, even in the North with winter protection.

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 species variant, and not the specific plant shipped.

Height: 20" - 36+".
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.

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