The flamboyant Doodle Bug looks like its dressed up for Mardi Gras! Doodle Bug's pitchers are some of the most colorful possible in Sarracenia, with orangey-yellow complexions fading to crimson red and then to green, laced with red veins and speckled with hundreds of tiny white light windows. Owing to its Parrot Pitcher heritage, Doodle Bug grows close to the soil, its traps roughly candy-cane-shaped, arching upward before ballooning open to a cowled mouth. This is a late season plant, so look for its best pitchers in late summer and early fall.
The parentage of Doodle Bug is Sarracenia rubra ssp. alabamensis x psittacina.
Plants You Receive
Individual plants are shipped in a 4-inch pots.
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
8 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.
April - September
Hardy of winter frost. Mulch in USDA zones 7 and colder.