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common name: Pitcher Plant, Yellow Trumpet Plant
growth rate: medium
growth habit: clump
leaf colour: red & green
flower colour: yellow
main season: Summer
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.
From southeastern parts of the USA, found in boggy areas.