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botanical name:
Sarracenia leucophylla
Sarracenia leucophylla © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  White Pitcher Plant, White Trumpet Plant
family:  Sarraceniaceae
characteristics: perennial
height: 0.90m
width: 0.50m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: clump
leaf colour: red & green
flower colour: red
main season: Summer
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: moist soil, wet/waterlogged soil, clay soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: acid
minimum temp: 3°C
USDA zone: 7 to 10
description:
Carnivorous perennial that forms funnel-shaped insect traps by adaptation of the leaf. Rather variable in form and size. The erect pitchers are normally yellowish green and white at the tops, heavily veined with red. Produces 2 sets of traps each season, the later ones are larger and last into autumn. Large red flowers in spring.

cultivation:
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.


propagation:
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.

RHS AGM

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