The epic Sarracenia x 'Abandoned Hope' is now in tissue culture and available exclusively at California Carnivores! Peter made this cross years ago by hybridizing Sarracenia purpurea ssp. venosa v. burkii with Sarracenia flava. The plant is monstrous; the magnificent pitchers can be almost 2 ft. tall!
It is also of some historical significance as it was photographed for the cover of the original "Savage Garden".
These are great for catching yellow jackets, wasps, and flies!
Sun: Full sun outdoors
Water: Always sitting in at least two inches of distilled or purified water, they prefer deep saucers of water or undrained containers in order to recreate their very water logged conditions
Temperature: 15 degrees - 100 degrees, needs protection from colder winters and always keep very wet when hot
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.
Soil: Plant comes potted in a custom mix of four parts peat moss to one part perlite.