Sarracenia flava

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Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:
8A 8B 9A 

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Trumpet Pitcher Plant, Yellow Pitcher Plant


Plant Specifics

Size:2-3 ft
Life Span:Long-lived perennial
Flower Color:Yellow
Fruit Color:Yellow or red
Phenology:Blooms in spring, fruits visible and showy into fall-winter. Winter dormant.
Habitats:Savannas, bogs, seep slopes. Benefits from fire.


Recommended Uses:Bog gardens.
Light: Full Sun
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
Moisture Tolerance: Usually moist, occasional inundation ----- to ----- Usually moist, occasional inundation
Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:Not salt tolerant of inundation by salty or brackish water.
Salt Spray Tolerance:Low/no tolerance of salty wind or direct salt spray
Soil/Substrate:Organic material (muck), Sand




Larval host for epaulleted pitcher plant moth.

A number of insect groups visit the flowers but their role in pollination is unknown.  Most likely as pollinators are small bees.