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Sarracenia alata Red Hood
Sarracenia alata Red Hood


 
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General Description
 
When customers ask what is the most satisfying pitcher plant to own, we usually point to this one (if we have any left in stock!). Red Hood Sarracenia alata have some of the most identifiable traps at our nursery. Oversized, upheld cobra-like lids are bright-yellow green on the outside with pencil-thin veins, but are the bloodiest, darkest red within. This color is visible to well within the trap, and extends to the lip as well. The rest of the pitcher's exterior is veined with light suffusions of red amongst the yellow-green of the tube.

Early and late-season foliage is produced. Early pitchers in spring represent narrower versions of the late-season ones. Late-season traps have a more pronounced color contrast, heavier veining, and bear deeper, darker reds with much larger hoods. They are also broader, with more girth in the throat just below the mouth.

Red Hood Sarracenia alata are botanically known as S. alata v. rubrioperculata.
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 8-12 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
16 inches tall.

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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October 14, 2018
Reviewer: Christine Ryan from Oneonta, NY United States  


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Beautiful specimen arrived on time September 23, 2018
Reviewer: Michael Keefe from Orlando, FL United States  
Got my plants in the promised time frame in better-than-expected condition. Very pleased with my purchase, highly recommend.

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Beautiful plant. July 15, 2018
Reviewer: Denise Heryford from Yelm, WA United States  


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Sarracenia alata Red Hood May 14, 2018
Reviewer: Tom from CANDLER, NC United States  
Plant arrived with a bloom bud which opened today with a nice yellow bloom.  Also has several pitchers almost  a foot long but haven't developed into mature pitchers, yet.  Noticed today that 2 different Sundews have volunteered in  the same pot.  Hope they make it.

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May 8, 2018
Reviewer: Eric Berrios from Acworth, GA United States  


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