Sarracenia flava, the Yellow trumpet, is the most striking and elegant of the American pitcher plant species. Old plants can produce pitchers almost three feet tall with wide mouths and beautiful big lids. It comes in seven official color varieties. These are var. flava or rugelii,, which means they will be all yellowy green with a red blotch or patch of venation at the throat. The flowers are yellow with long petals and an unusual fragrance similar to bearded iris.
Sarracenia will catch flies, wasps and yellow jackets! These are a great way to naturally control pests.
Sun: Full sun outdoors
Water: Always sitting in at least two inches of distilled or purified water
Temperature: 20 degrees - 80 degrees, can even take temperatures from freezing to 100 degrees but only for short periods
Dormancy: All Sarracenia require a winter dormancy starting in October and ending in February. Many of the pitchers will turn brown and die back during this time. Leave them outdoors in full sun, sitting in distilled water during this period. If you live in an area that snows; over winter them indoors on a sunny windowsill in an unheated room or garage. Still sitting in full sun and distilled water.