'Red Bug' carries the adorable disposition of short, stout pitchers with little red hoods. It grows many leaves per season, but it is the late season pitchers that are most attractive. Color is brick-red over green, with prominent veining that bleeds into solid red late in the season. Foliage is arranged on small, fast-growing growth points that multiply almost exponentially.
'Red Bug' is part of the Little Bug Series of Sarracenia hybrids done by Dr. Larry Mellichamp of the University of North Carolina. The parentage of 'Red Bug' is S. rubra ssp. rubra x rubra ssp. wherryi.
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 6 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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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
8-12 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.