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Sarracenia purpurea venosa
Sarracenia purpurea venosa
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Item Number:: 11502

General Description
This plant often grabs people’s attention. Who can resist its rosette of voluptuous, red velvety pitchers and flared frilly hoods? It’s a trophy plant that will make you smile every time you enter your garden. When it rains, watch it dance as its pitchers fill with rainwater. After the clouds clear and the sun returns, peer into the pitcher and you’ll see wasps and flies floating in the pitcher water. This beautiful plant certainly earns its keep around the garden!

Plants You Receive:

Plants are shipped in 4-inch pots with proper growing media. Plants may reach flowering maturity within two additional growing seasons.

All cold hardy plants are grown outdoors at our nursery in Oregon and experience the changes of the seasons. Care instructions are provided.

Please watch the monthly video podcast for examples of how your plant may look at this time of the year and important growing tips for the season.

Natural Habitat:
Florida panhandle through Northern Carolina.

Type of Plant:
Cold hardy perennial for outdoor growing.

Size of Adult Plants:

6 inches tall.

Full sun, 6 or more hours of direct sunlight.

Use mineral-free water or water low in minerals (less than 50 parts per million). Keep the soil wet by setting the plant in a dish of standing water.

Use 1 part peat moss and 1 part perlite (or washed river sand). Avoid fertilizers, regular garden soil, and compost.

Growing Season:
April - October. Pitchers will brown at the onset of winter dormancy.

Winter Care:
Hardy of winter frost. Mulch in USDA zones 7 and colder.

Grow Carnivorous Plants DVD 1 If you are new to growing carnivorous plants, watch Grow Carnivorous Plants, Volume 1 for complete video instructions to help you become a successful grower.

Average Rating: 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 17 Write a review »

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Great Product and service November 1, 2017
Reviewer: Steve Chepp from Milwaukee, WI United States  
At first, I was skeptical about purchasing a plant, let alone a carnivorous plant, online, due to the massive amount of things that could go wrong with shipping, etc... However, these were packed perfectly, with ample room and protection. I was also worried about ensuring that they survived after receipt, however, they sent an abundance of information on care and handling to ensure survival and made it clear that if ANYTHING, to contact them via phone immediately to get assistance from their specialists. This is one of those situations in which you get what you pay for. Yes, you could go to a local shop and get a plant that is not near maturation and was probably mishandled prior to purchase, or you could spend a little extra and use these guys to ensure you are getting a mature, quality and healthy plant that has been taken care of properly, and have access to the assistance post-purchase. I will be making ALL my carnivorous plant purchases from Sarracenia Northwest from now on.

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Sarracenia purpurea venosa October 8, 2017
Reviewer: Aileen Aurich from Los Angeles, CA United States  
Really nice plant. Already going into hibernation. Can't wait to see it grow in spring.

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Awesome Plant October 8, 2017
Reviewer: Nila Nash-Jackson from Corpus Christi, TX United States  
Absolutely beautiful and awesome plant.  Love the vibrant color of the plant.  Arrived very healthy.

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Great specimens June 18, 2017
Reviewer: Tim from College Station, Texas United States  
Best packaged plants I have received from any grower. Plants were healthy and perfect size to get started in hot Texas sun.

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Nice May 22, 2017
Reviewer: Christopher OLeary from Cumberland , RI United States  
Doing well

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