These are the American Pitcher Plants, temperate carnivores with brightly colored trumpet-shaped trapping leaves. Great for locations with full sun and lovers of moisture, these plants do well in bog gardens or outdoor patio collections. The majority of plants available here are grown outdoors most of the year, fully acclimated to very strong sun and low humidity.
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PLANTS ARE CURRENTLY DORMANT AND MAY BE SHIPPED WITHOUT PITCHERS
S. alabamensis ssp. alabamensis -$30
COLORADO SALES ONLY! This critically endangered species develops pitchers up to 18" or so in height (may average closer to a foot) with a stout trumpet shape and shovel-shaped lid, and colored in shades of copper-orange that fade to bright golden green with deep red veins particularly on the interior. In spring flowers are bright red and typically smell sweet, described as everything from roses or raspberries to cola.
Available plants are classed as small ($20) or large ($30), all flowering-size.
S. oreophila x flava rubricorpora "Don's Red Tube," Clone C -$50
A giant of a plant, with an extremely vigorous growth habit and pitchers that even in my climate regularly exceed 2 feet in height. Fully mature pitchers often sport exaggerated spout-shaped lips, and color up in solid brick red in the pitchers, bright yellow with red veins in the lid (often flushing with red as they mature). Plants often send up their best crop of pitchers early in the year, but can also produce summer and fall flushes as well.
Available divisions are large, fully mature, some with multiple growth points.
S. flava maxima -$75
A large, multi-growth point division available of one of my largest flava; this division has pitchers already pushing 20" tall, and can get even bigger, especially even wider. Pitchers never produce veins of any sort here, just pure bright glowing green. This is likely a Carolina form.
S. flava cuprea -$60
The giant of my collection currently, this version of the coppertop pitcher plant has produced traps nearly 30 inches tall even in my dry climate, the pitchers starting off with a bright bronze lid and red veins on the interior that often expand into a red throat blotch in the column. It regularly produces a full suite of spring pitchers, and several more that may appear through summer and fall before being replaced by phyllodia.
Currently available are smaller 1-2 growth-point divisions for $30, and larger multi-point divisions for $60.
S. 'Rococo' x "Wilkerson's Red" Clone B -$30
Grown from seed, this hybrid expresses significant leucophylla influence with white areoles throughout the lid and upper quarter of the pitcher, and its best growth is seen in late summer into fall. Shape and color take on hints from the minor and alabamensis wherryii in the parentage though, as this somewhat shorter plant (averages around 14 inches tall in outdoor conditions for me) has rather chunky pitchers with echoes of the hooded pitcher's helmeted lid and red flushing in the lid that may or may not fade with age.
Available divisions are medium-mature, and should flower in spring.
S. oreophila x flava "Don's Red Tube" Clone D -$40
This hybrid produces often two seasons of large, stocky, and brilliant yellow-and-red pitchers frequently topping 25 inches in my conditions (more humidity may produce larger traps) and with mouths over 3 inches across. This clone has a slightly darker palette than Clone C, with bright yellow lids but a somewhat deeper red pitcher tube.
Available divisions are large and may be multi-growth point.
S. oreophila x "Blood Moon" HC Clone B -$45
A stocky, slightly slower growing but spectacular plant when it hits its stride. Pitchers average around 20 inches tall for me, with a slight curve in their profile and a wide, similarly elgant curvy lid that dips forward over the mouth. Pitcher tubes are solid deep crimson, the lids veines with the same crimson within a patchwork of lime green and white.
One smaller single-point division available for $25, the rest large single to multi-growth point divisions.
S. oreophila "North Sound" x purpurea "Giant #1" HC Clone A -$20
Growing like a purple pitcher on steroids, this vigorous hybrid is one of if not the largest of my clones, with pitchers reaching up to 14 inches tall and nearly 6 inches across in the hood. This particular plant has lost some color in exchange for its size, but still opens up with a flush of golden orange before fading out to green with sparse pinstripe red veins. Flowers are a rich pinky-red color.
Available divisions are medium to large, mostly single growth-point but will mature in less than a year if not already blooming size.
S. oreophila "North Sound" x purpurea "Giant #1" HC Clone B -$20
Perhaps slightly smaller a plant than my Clone A, this "purple pitcher on steroids" frequently trades that small bit of height instead for width in its flaring hood atop the foot-plus tall pitchers. Vigorous to the point of being almost weedy, this plant opens with pale orange-blushed pitchers that fade to green, striped through in good light with sparse but distinct red veining particularly around the throat.
Available divisions are medium to large, mostly single growth-point and either already mature or will be so in less than a year.
S. oreophila "North Sound" x purpurea "Giant #1" Clone C -$25
One of my two more colorful, though slightly smaller, clones, this particular plant tends to produce pitchers between 8-12 inches tall in dense clumps once mature, and a similar shape to Clone A with broad almost spade-shaped open hoods at the top but heavily run through with reddish purple veins. Flowers are rich red in spring.
Available divisions range from small to mature sizes, prices at $10, $15, and $25.
S. oreophila "North Sound" x purpurea "Giant #1" Clone D -$25
This is likely the smallest of my four clones, but also may vie for the label of most colorful, with rich red veins in the green hood and a deeper concentration of red around the hood base and throat, bleeding into the pitchers. This plant tends to average around 8 inches tall, with pretty pinkish blooms in spring.
Large divisions at near-flowering size are $25, smaller divisions $18.
S. x moorei "red" x leucophylla 'HCW -HC A -$50
The largest white-top style plant currently in my collection, this clone looks like a pure leucophylla with a chunky build, pitchers up to 25 inches tall in my dry conditions often with nearly the full upper third sporting greenish to red veins through white areoles, and brilliantly cherry red blooms in spring.
Available divisions are flowering sized, most multi-growth point; two smaller "mini" divisions available for $20.
S. x moorei "red" x leucophylla 'HCW' -HC B -$55
This impressive x moorei backcross takes all the color of its 'Hurricane Creek White' father and puts it on a more flava-esque shape, then tops it off with a crimson throat stripe. Pitchers average around 18-20 inches tall in my conditions when mature, with green bases and almost pure white crowns, ruffled lids and flaring lips, highlighted by the red throat.
Available divisions are mature flowering-sized, mostly single growth point; one "mini" division available for $25.
S. "Wilkerson's Red" x 'Adrian Slack' HC B -$15
This plant has dwarfish but rapid-growing characteristics and is a great option for someone just starting out with Sarracenia or is looking for a shorter, highly vigorous plant. The plant makes relatively thin rhizomes that branch at the drop of a hat such that it will fill a pot in short order, with pitchers often mot too much more than a foot tall with delicate red and green-white, mildly ruffled tops. Flowers are a lovely shade of peachy red as well.
Available divisions are flowering or near-flowering sized; a couple of smaller divisions also available for $10.
S. oreophila x flava rubricorpora "Don's Red Tube" HC B -$35
While it has been the shortest of my 3 remaining clones of this cross, this particular plant has also been the most elegantly shaped, and darkest of the three. Pitchers reach an average of 15 inches in my climate (with the potential to possibly get much larger), with a slender build and very flava-esque appearance, narrow neck column and shapely lid. Like the other clones, pitchers open with crimson tubes and red-veined yellow lids and interiors, but over time the entire trap may age to a deep, bloody rust red color. Flowers are not dwarfed, massive yellow structures with flava's characteristic feline odor.
Available divisions are flowering sized, one to three growth points on average.
S. oreophila x alata -$10
One of my weediest and easiest to grow plants, with pitchers up to 20 inches tall colored almost pure green with a smattering of delicate reddish veins within the pitcher interior. If you're growing Sarracenia for the first time, this is a good one to work with, and with oreophila as a parent species it should have a greater cold tolerance than most as well. Flowers are simple yellow things, and while they don't produce much in the way of pollen or seeds, they are produced in profusion for quite a show in spring.
Divisions are one to three growth points on average, flowering size.
S. "Wilkerson's Red" OP -$20
Originally grown from seed labeled as "Wilkerson's Red" x 'Adrian Slack', this plant in particular clearly has some minor type influence, making it look something between x moorei and x excellens. Pitchers are stout and grow straight, up to 15 inches or so tall but could get larger, with almost pure green tubes and a slightly domed, frilly lid that's solid bright red sprinkled with white areoles. Flowers often start out bicolor pinkish and red before aging to a solid dark reddish-pink, and sometimes put off a sweet floral odor.
Available divisions are flowering sized; one "mini" division also available for $8.
S. 'Leah Wilkerson' OP -$20
This plant has behaved rather dwarfishly compared to its known parent, but could have the potential for getting quite a bit bigger. Pitchers reach between 10-14 inches tall, with a slender profile and mildly frilly lid, and sport deep purple veins and a maroon flush and purple lid that over time age to deeper hues overall. Flowers start out a flaming bicolor red and yellow, sometimes aging to solid red.
Available divisions are semi-mature to flowering sized; a handful of "mini" divisions also available for $8.