Yellow Pitcher Plant

Sarracenia flava variety maxima

Regular price $20.00

Sarracenia flava var. maxima is a pure yellow-green variety of pitcher plant that has no red markings in its leaves and jumps out when planted among more brightly colored plants.

  • Tall and robust pitchers
  • Dramatic yellow flowers


  • 24 to 36 inches tall
  • 8 to 12 inches across in 3 to 5 years
  • Hardy in USDA hardiness zones 6, 7, 8, and 9

Flowering period

In central North Carolina, the yellow flowers open in April before the new pitchers emerge in the spring.

How to grow

  • Full sun 
  • Peat based growing medium
  • Keep wet by growing plants with their containers sitting in a tray of water
  • Don't fertilize, they catch their own
  • Only water with rain, distilled, or reverse osmosis water

Care and maintenance

When plants start to go dormant in late summer, trim off dead parts of the leaves to keep plants looking good and to let light in.

Where to plant

Large tubs and bogs.

When to plant

Can be planted any time the ground is not frozen.

When will my plant flower?

Plants are flowering size and will bloom their first year, if purchased before April.

Native habitat and range

Wet savannas, edges of pocosins (evergreen shrub bogs), and seepage bogs along the Atlantic coastal plain from North Carolina south into Georgia.

Source and origin

Plants are divided off a plant we grew from seed collected in a Pender County, North Carolina savanna.


The naming of variety maxima is misleading as it is not in reference to the size of the pitchers or plants which are neither larger nor smaller than other varieties of Sarracenia flava.

 State Cost per order
GA, MD, NC, SC, and VA $10.00
AL, CT, DE, IL, IN, KY, MA, MI, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI, TN, VT, and WV $12.00
AR, FL, IA, LA, ME, MO, MS, NH, and WI $14.00
CO, KS, MN, NE, ND, OK, SD, and TX $15.00


Sorry, we can't ship plants outside of the continental United States or to AK, AZ, CA, HI, ID, NM, NV, OR, and WA, due to agriculture restrictions.

How long will it take to get my order?

All plants are shipped from our nursery in central North Carolina. Most orders ship at the start of the week. Depending on destination, orders placed after Tuesday may be shipped the following week.

Can I get my plants shipped at later date?

Yes, in the shopping cart select the week you would like your order to be shipped on.

What shipping carriers do you use?

USPS Priority Mail and UPS Ground for larger orders.

Do you guarantee your plants?

We guarantee our plants to be healthy, ready for planting, and correctly named. We are not able to guarantee whether a plant will grow in your garden as there are too many circumstances that are beyond our control.

On rare occasions, a plant shipped dormant may fail to emerge from its dormancy. If this happens, please let us know.

If you are concerned about a plant, please contact us within 14 days to let us know. If we can’t help you make it grow, we’ll send you a new plant or issue a refund.


Unfortunately, due to the perishable nature of plants, they can’t be returned for a refund. If your plants arrive damaged or you are unhappy with them, please let us know straight away.

Can I order over the phone?

Sorry, we're unable to take orders over the phone at this time.

What about sales tax?

We propagate our own plants and are not required to collect North Carolina sales tax.

Where can I find information about your plants?

Here are some FAQ on how we grow plants.