When this plant first popped up in our nursery, we dubbed it Red Minor, referring to its appearance of the species, Sarracenia minor. Despite its name, it's definitely a hybrid, S. minor x (purpurea x psittacina). It's pitchers stand straight and display a deep red color with white speckles on its back. It grows rather slowly and produces only a handful of pitchers each season, so you'll need a healthy dose of patience. The plant seems to enjoy warm muggy summers with an extended growing season.
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 6-8 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
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.