Created in 1992 by John Hummer this hybrid is one of the most instantly recognisable Sarracenia around. The name Sarracenia 'Hummer's Hammerhead' refers to both the creator and the distinctive hammer-like shape of the pitchers.
Sarracenia 'Hummer's Hammerhead', the result of the cross between Sarracenia (psittacina x alabamensis) and Sarracenia alabamensis, is a vigorous grower! The plant itself is generally compact, with pitchers typically measuring 10-20 cm (4-8 inches) in length. Its deep red flower petals in Spring create a captivating contrast with the vibrant golden pitcher leaves.
National collection description: MK-H101 Sarracenia x `Hummer Hammerhead’ (DC 2004)
Cultivar Registration in Carnivorous Plant Newsletter: https://cpn.carnivorousplants.org/articles/CPNv30n4p111_116.pdf
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Plant Size On Offer
Plant photos are usually of the mother plant, not the smaller divisions offered for sale.
Divisions taken from mother plants are planted into 9cm pots. The size of divisions can vary greatly and will always be sent largest first. If you'd like to know the size of a plant before ordering, please feel free to get in touch.
Sarracenia plants are incredibly easy to care for, given the correct conditions. An unheated greenhouse is an ideal location for Sarracenia, they can be grown outside in the UK but a greenhouse provides a longer growing season. Here are the 3 golden rules for healthy Sarracenia.
- Provide as much sun as possible.
- Keep their pots sat in 1-2cm of rainwater.
- Use acidic soil. A 1:1 peat moss & perlite mix is typical but you can also research peat-free alternatives.
Click here to read a more in-depth guide to growing Sarracenia in the UK.