Sarracenia flava var ornata
Petty isn’t it? Shame it’s not what I intended to order!
This deeply veined variety of Yellow Pitcher (S. flava var ornate) was ordered by me by mistake. I had intended to order a Parrot Pitcher (S psittacina) but messed up.
Sarracenia flava var ornate showing good rhizome structure
This is about the same size as the one that I bought a couple of years ago as part of a yellow trumpet pitcher collection. As I got them from the same nursery I wonder if they could be from the same gene stock.
Anyway I intend to keep it and see how it performs alongside my other one. The parrot pitcher will have to wait until later in the year.
This does leave me with a small dilemma, the addition of S psittacina to my collection would have meant that I had representatives from all the Sarrecenia species. I was intending to start collecting some of the hybrids next. Parrot pitchers aren’t by favourite looking plants so maybe it will have to wait a bit longer.
On a related note, the reason for the order in the first place was that I needed compost which has now arrived. Looks like an afternoon of repotting and dividing.