General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Wet
Wet Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Extremely acid (3.5 – 4.4)
Very strongly acid (4.5 – 5.0)
Strongly acid (5.1 – 5.5)
Plant Height: 24 inches
Plant Spread: 12 inches
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Flowers: Showy
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Underground structures: Rhizome
Suitable Locations: Bog gardening
Uses: Water gardens
Suitable for miniature gardens
Resistances: Flood Resistant
Humidity tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Stratify seeds: Stratify seeds in wet medium for 4-5 weeks
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Other: Division can be done in early to mid spring, after pitchers are cut back but just before new growth starts coming up.
Containers: Suitable in 1 gallon
Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil
Goes Dormant

Common names
  • Pitcher Plant
  • Green Pitcher Plant
  • Oreo Pitcher Plant

  • Posted by ILPARW (southeast Pennsylvania - Zone 6b) on Jul 21, 2018 1:56 PM concerning plant:
    I am not an expert on bog plants or having a bog garden, but I looked up some information online. This species is native to a few areas in Tennessee, North Carolina, Georgia, and northeast Alabama. It is sometimes called the Mountain Pitcher-Plant as it grows in inland, mountainous conditions where it snows. Its light green pitcher can be without any venation to having heavy red venation and throat sploches. Like other pitcher-plants, it needs lots of sun and a very acid, organic, constantly moist to wet soil. It can be grown in containers and pots with a medium mix of half peatmoss & sand or perlite. Kept constantly moist with pure water without minerals and never fertilized. It has to be over-wintered by keeping it in a place below 50 degrees F for 2 or 3 months. The plant and the container can be put into the ground and covered with mulch for the winter where the temperature does not get below 0 degrees F upon the plant and it must remain with moist soil. There are a few specialty mail order nurseries that sell some form of this species and other Pitcher-Plants. There are a few cultivars of this species also. In the wild it is very endangered and can only be handled with a special permit by expert ecologists or horticulturists.
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