Sarracenia x Yellow Jacket


Ease to Grow: Easy
Dormancy: Recommended
Parental Native Range: Wet Pocosins and bogs of the Gulf Coast and Southeastern North America
Zones: 5-9 (4-9)

Carolina Yellow Jacket is a cultivar, Sarracenia purpurea x rosea x flava with dazzling chartreuse pitchers. It is a compact and low growing pitcher plant that produces many of its characteristic "golden" pitchers. The hoods of the traps point upward with ruffled margins, resembling perhaps an elf's slipper. It does well in the sun and shade, and remains compact in size. The traps darken with a nice copper hue and present a very colorful grouping. The pitchers often last for 2 years. The flowers are reddish-orange, and fragrant. They generally bloom from March to May before new pitchers fully develop. Yellow Jacket is an excellent addition to the front of your bog garden or in your collection. It is uniquely spectacular and will grow in northern zones with protection. Carolina Yellow Jacket is an officially registered cultivar developed by David Crump.

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 cultivar, and not the specific plant shipped.

Height: 4" - 8"
Plant Type: Perennial, temperate
Soil: Lower 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.

Customer Reviews

Based on 14 reviews
Todd Powers

Very beautiful came in good shape

Stephen P

Arrived quick and already has lots of new growth! Should look good in the new bog pot as soon as it warms up!!!


A month after receiving a pair of Sarracenia sp., I am happy to relay that new pitchers are emerging on both plants and they are doing very well. I would recommend this store for any mail-ordered plants—they do a great job packing which sets the plants up for success despite the stresses of shipping. (Five stars)

Jason Ingram
Carefully Shipped

The Sarracenia x Yellow Jacket along with the other plants was shipped quickly and carefully. The plants are small but the instructions and resources are worth it. Definitely helpful when getting started!

L Tankersley
Serracenia x Yellow Jacket

Arrived today packaged great and in good condition. I planted it right away and am anxious to see it grow. Very happy with my plant purchases from Carnivorous Plant Nursery. Also ordered a Copper Top Pitcher Plant and an Early Butterwort. All plants looked great.

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