"Medusa" is an enigmatic Sarracenia which showcases the seasonal versatility of North American Pitcher Plants. In early spring, plants grow a plethora of long, snake-like leaves with fine dark venation that drape over the sides of the container. This makes "Medusa" one of the very few Sarracenia appropriate for a hanging pot.
In late summer and early fall, "Medusa" produces stout, upright, bright yellow traps, with thick, deep purple venation throughout. Lids are scalloped and assume a wide range of coppery tones, sinisterly hanging over the broad mouths - it eerily looks to be grinning. In late summer, it is nearly unrecognizable from itself at the beginning of spring. We strongly recommend trimming off early season growth to appreciate the full seasonal potentials of this plant.
"Medusa" is also a prolific bloomer, sending up large array of sweet-smelling red flowers in spring.
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.
Please watch the monthly video
for examples of how your plant may look at this time of the year and important growing tips for the season.
Type of Plant
Cold hardy perennial for outdoor growing.
Size of Adult Plants
12-16 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 - October. Pitchers will brown at the onset of winter dormancy.
Hardy of winter frost. Mulch in USDA zones 7 and colder.