Sarracenia leucophylla x gulfensis viridescens
Ease to Grow: Easy.
Parent Native Range: Wet Pocosins of the Gulf Coast from Georgia to the Mississippi Delta.
Zones: 7-9 (6-10).
Sarracenia leucophylla x rubra gulfensis viridescens is an all green and white plant with no red pigment (anthocyanin free). It is a robust tall-grower with dramatic green and white tops, resembling more in form its S. leucophylla parentage. This plant has absolutely no red pigment and a remarkable yellow flower, which in a "normal" S. leucophylla x gulfensis hybrid would be deep red. It clearly attracts attention in the bog garden. It is an adaptable and robust pitcher plant. Like its parents, it shows a preference for very wet, even water-logged areas. It can easily form colonies with each plant having 8 to 12 pitchers. It is very showy in the Spring and Fall. Trumpets tolerate light frost, but do not overwinter. The large showy flowers are bright yellow, and mildly fragrant. They often bend upward after pollination. They generally bloom from March to April before the pitchers fully develop. It can produce plentiful seeds.
Height: 10" - 20+".
Plant Type: Perennial, temperate.
Soil: Lower Bog Mix or General CP Mix.
Light: Bright indoors, full sun outdoors.
Use: Grows well in the bog garden, greenhouse and indoors. Excellent accent plant.
Photos curtesy of Meadowview Biological Research Station.