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Sarracenia oreophila

Native Plants

Green Pitcher Plant

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Summary

For gardeners who enjoy the curious or are wild about carnivorous plants, Sarracenia oreophila is a perfect garden candidate. This rare native plant of the south is easy to grow in acid boggy conditions. Yellow flowers open in June on tall stems. The green tall “pitchers” grow to about 18” tall. Once the “pitchers” have fallen over in late autumn, the stalks can be cut back. In fall, new leaves called phyllodia emerge and turn a maroon red color which lasts through the winter, giving this plant a multi-seasonal interest. Companions for green pitcher plant include Helonias bullata, Woodwardia virginica, Rhexia virginica, and Andromeda polifolia.


More Details

  • Plant Type
    perennial 
  • Sun/Shade Conditions
    full-sun 
  • Foliage Character
    deciduous 
  • Soil Moisture
    moist, wet 
  • Flowering Period
    late-spring
  • Soil PH
    acidic 
  • Flower Color
    green 
  • Summer Foliage Color
    green 
  • Fall Foliage Color
    green 
  • Fruit/Seed Color
    brown, tan