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.
Bare-root plants are plants that have had all of their pitchers cut back and they have been removed from the soil so you will only receive a rhizome. Have your soil ready for planting these up upon arrival! These will experience a bit more shock than potted plants so if you are new to carnivorous plants we strongly recommend that you check out our potted Sarracenia.
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.