White trumpet

Sarracenia leucophylla | Also known as: White pitcher plant, Sarracenia drummondii | Rating: 1 votes | Print / Pdf

Bugs beware, there’s a new boss in your garden and it goes by the name of sarracenia leucophylla or white trumpet. Displaying upright, slender pitchers that are white on top and occasionally purple-veined, this plant doesn’t look threatening at all. However, insects, which are lured to it cannot escape and are digested within the pitcher. White trumpet produces reddish-purple flowers in spring and likes acidic sandy or loamy soils that have very good drainage but are kept moist. Make sure when watering this plant that there is no lime in the water. Ideally grown in a sunny area, white trumpet makes quite a statement in a bog garden and also grows in containers, serving as a striking feature for a courtyard garden or deck.

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Known dangers?
  • no
Height [m]
  • 0.5 - 0.9
Spread [m]
  • 1
Dominant flower colour
  • Purple
Flower Fragrance
  • No, neutral please
Foliage in spring
  • Green
Foliage in summer
  • Green
Foliage in Autumn
  • Green
Foliage in winter
  • Green
Propagation methods
  • seed
  • division
Growth habit
  • Clump-forming
  • Erect
  • Upright
  • Acidic
  • Neutral
Hardiness zone
  • Z5-9
Heat zone
  • H9-1
Winter temperatures [°C]
  • -29 - -1
Heat days
  • 0 - 150
  • poorly-drained
  • boggy
Soil type
  • sandy
  • loams
Sun requirements
  • Partial shade
  • Sheltered
Standard category
  • Exotic, house plants & other
  • Carnivorous
Grown for
  • None
Creative category
  • For Beginners
  • Pond plants
  • For every season
  • Tough survivors
Garden type
  • Bog garden
  • Indoor or winter garden
  • Containers
Garden spaces
  • Flower beds
Gardening expertise
  • beginner
Time to reach full size
  • up to 10 years