This plant was bred by fellow grower John Brittnacher. He dubbed the plant "Barry" as in inside joke. The name just stuck ever since.
The plant features a bronze hue that washes over the pitchers throughout the growing season. Pitchers are typically 16-20 inches. In spring, look for red-orange flowers. Its best pitchers are produced in spring and early summer. By mid season when the temperature heats up, the plant slows down significantly.
Plants You Receive
Plants are shipped in 4-inch pots with proper growing media. Each plant is a division from select mother plants in our collection. Pitchers are expected to reach 12 inches during their first season after division.
All cold hardy plants are grown outdoors at our nursery in Oregon and experience the changes of the seasons. Care instructions are provided.
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Type of Plant
Cold hardy perennial for outdoor growing.
Size of Adult Plants
Up to 24 inches tall.
Full sun, 10 or more hours of direct sunlight. Hot summer sun is required to see this plant's characteristic black pitchers.
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.
April - October. Pitchers will brown at the onset of winter dormancy.
Hardy of winter frost. Mulch in USDA zones 7 and colder.