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Open-Pollinated Sarracenia Seeds
Open-Pollinated Sarracenia Seeds


 
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For the experienced grower, growing Sarracenia from seed is a rewarding experience. Nothing beats with growing a plant from seed to maturity. With seeds from Sarracenia Northwest, you can create a one-of-a-kind collection.

All seeds are naturally open-pollinated, which means it was done only by nature’s own pollinators like bees and flies. Flowers could be pollinated with their own pollen or with pollen from any of the hundreds of mother plants in our collection! No matter what, you’re in for a fantastic surprise!

All seeds were harvested in Fall 2018 and are priced at $7.95 per packet, which includes First Class Mail.

FAQ about Sarracenia Seeds


Are Sarracenia seeds good for first-time growers?
No. Sarracenia seeds are best suited for experienced growers. Growing Sarracenia from seed can take a long time. They require 4-12 weeks of cold stratification. After that, they take another 4 weeks to germinate in warm temperatures. Seedlings also remain small and relatively temperamental for the first couple of years. We recommend that first-time growers gain experience with an established plant, which is much more forgiving of mistakes.


Do you guarantee the seeds will germinate for me?
There are many factors beyond our control that affect the germination rate. For this reason, we do not offer any guarantee regarding germination. The only things we can guarantee are the mother plant from which the seeds were harvested and the season in which they harvested (Fall 2018).


Do you guarantee that the seeds are true cultivars?
No. Cultivars can only be propagated by division (or a laboratory cloning process). This ensures the genes are identical from plant to plant. Seeds, on the other hand, are a random distribution of genes. Even seeds self-pollinated from a known cultivar cannot be labeled as such because their genetics are not at all identical to the mother plant. Furthermore, our seeds are open-pollinated by pollinating insects, so it is possible that a single flower could be pollinated from multiple plants. The only thing we can guarantee that the seeds were harvested from the identified mother plant.


How many seeds do I receive per packet?
You will receive 10-20 seeds, depending on the variety. Some mother plants are extremely rare (such as The Kraken and Nadine), so there will be fewer seeds in those packets than those from other plants.


Are instructions included?
You can find stratification and germination instructions in the care guide section of the website.


I'm not ready to sow them up. Can I wait?
If you want to your seeds to germinate by early summer, you will need to sow them immediately. You can also store your seeds in the refrigerator for up to a year to sow them at a later date.

Type of Plant
Cold hardy perennial for outdoor growing.

Natural Habitat
Throughout the East Coast.

Sunlight
Full sun, 6 or more hours of direct sunlight.

Water
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.

Soil
Use 1 part peat moss and 1 part perlite (or washed river sand). Avoid fertilizers, regular garden soil, and compost.

Growing Season
April - October. Pitchers will brown at the onset of winter dormancy.

Winter Care
Hardy of winter frost. Mulch in USDA zones 7 and colder.

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Open pollinated Sarracenia seeds March 31, 2019
Reviewer: ANDREW HARTIS from INDIAN TRAIL, NC United States  
The seeds all came as ordered. I have begun stratification but so far none have germinated. I hope they do come up for me. I've never had trouble with seeds before.

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Shipping experience March 25, 2019
Reviewer: J Barclay from Portland, OR United States  
Though purchasing multiple items doesnt reduce shipping cost when shipping is included in price, seeds were shipped safely and very quickly! A little confusion upon ordering simply because i didn't read the entire page.
Always a fan and a customer! Really miss you at Saturday Market - I used to stop by for a plant fix when i was in the area.

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Correct March 17, 2019
Reviewer: ANDREW HARTIS from INDIAN TRAIL, NC United States  
All my seeds came as ordered. I have them all planted and in cold stratification. I do hope they germinate well.

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Pleasant surprise March 16, 2019
Reviewer: Keith Coleman from Topeka, KS United States  
I was surprised  to find SN offering seeds this year.  This makes sense, though, since they probably get more seeds each year from their plants than they can possibly utilize.  I ordered several packs of seeds twice this winter and was pleased with my orders.  The price of the seeds was good (and it even included the cost of shipping), the packs were labeled, and I received both my orders promptly.

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Very excited for spring March 2, 2019
Reviewer: Chris Smitherman from Portland, OR United States  
I was excited to get some seeds for plants that I don’t have. I got a bunch of them started and prepped for spring. Fingers crossed things go well. The price is totally fine for seeds and the folks at Sarracenia NW shipped these out quick.

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