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Open-Pollinated Sarracenia Seeds
Open-Pollinated Sarracenia Seeds

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General Description
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 2019 and are priced at $9.95 per packet, which includes First Class Mail. Purchase 2 or more and save 20%!

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 2019).

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.

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.

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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5 of 5 Sarracenia Seeds April 16, 2020
Reviewer: Neil R. from Massachusetts  
Seeds haven't germinated yet, but previous experience

with seeds from Sarracenia Northwest have me expecting        no problems and some cool plants in the near future. That plus Top Notch service will have me buying from them again.

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5 of 5 Seeds April 11, 2020
Reviewer: Lori Wangerin from Kenosha, WI United States  
Seeds arrived in perfect condition.

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5 of 5 Good looking seeds March 15, 2020
Reviewer: Nolan Hayes from Portland, OR United States  
They're clean sand will packaged. No debris and a good color.

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5 of 5 Arrived quickly March 1, 2020
Reviewer: Jimmie Scott from Slidell, LA United States  
Arrived in two small, labeled bags. using both seeds in two old bell jars and now we wait. Time will tell, have to have, just the right conduction to make it happen. Even if everything if perfect, the seeds may not take, so roll the dice.

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5 of 5 Great seeds February 19, 2020
Reviewer: Mark Munoz from Anaheim, CA United States  
I always order my carnivores plants here. This time I thought I’d try and grow some Sarracenias from seed. Still waiting on Germination.

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