Trumpets, Watches, Biscuit-Flower, Yellow Pitcher Plant
Sarracenia flava

Family: Sarraceniaceae
Genus: Sarracenia (sar-uh-SEN-ee-uh) (Info)
Species: flava (FLA-vuh) (Info)

Category:

Carnivorous and Insectivorous

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Very high moisture needs; suitable for bogs and water gardens

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Foliage:

Deciduous

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

4.6 to 5.0 (highly acidic)

5.1 to 5.5 (strongly acidic)

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

Seed Collecting:

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

San Diego, California

Lake Charles, Louisiana

New Orleans, Louisiana

Poughkeepsie, New York

Fuquay Varina, North Carolina

Portland, Oregon

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Gardeners' Notes:

5
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Positive

On May 26, 2015, Bluebow from Miami, FL wrote:

These plants require distilled water, reverse osmosis water, or rain water along with nutrient free soils such as sphagnum peat moss (not from miracle grow), perlite, orchid moss (long fibered sphagnum moss) etc.

Positive

On Mar 6, 2015, Nanthawat from Portland, OR (Zone 8b) wrote:

Early-season growers

Positive

On Jun 7, 2008, rebecca30 from Cary, NC (Zone 7b) wrote:

I grow mine in the path of the A/C unit runoff which provides constant moisture conditions.

Positive

On Oct 23, 2005, EmperorDragon from Elk Grove, CA (Zone 9b) wrote:

Yellow trumpet, one of the easiest pitchers to grow, golden green with red marks in the throat and hood.

Positive

On Nov 23, 2003, dogbane from New Orleans, LA (Zone 9a) wrote:

Spectacular and unusual plant native to southern pine savannahs.

BECAUSE OF ITS VERY SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS, IT SHOULD NEVER BE REMOVED FROM THE WILD! The only exception, of course, is to save it from 'development'. In much of its range, it may be a protected species.