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botanical name:
Sarracenia flava
Sarracenia flava © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Pitcher Plant, Yellow Trumpet Plant
family:  Sarraceniaceae
characteristics: perennial, semi-evergreen
height: 0.60m
width: 0.60m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: clump
leaf colour: red & green
flower colour: yellow
main season: Summer
aspect: full sun
conditions: moist soil, wet/waterlogged soil, clay soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: acid
minimum temp: 2°C
USDA zone: 7 to 10
Carnivorous perennial that forms funnel-shaped insect traps by adaptation of the leaf. The "pitchers" vary from lime-green to yellow and may be strongly flushed and veined with red.
Large yellow flowers in spring.

Needs consistently wet or boggy, lime-free soil, which is low in nutriants. Full sun in a sheltered position. Prefers warm conditions but may survive short periods just below freezing in winter.

Can be grow in containers under glass, using a peaty compost. Use rain-water if possible.

From seed, but can be very slow to germinate, or by division of offsets.

other notes:
From southeastern parts of the USA, found in boggy areas.

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