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Sarracenia alata Red Hood
Sarracenia alata Red Hood


 
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Price: $29.95
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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 is 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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5 of 5 Love the plant July 13, 2020
Reviewer: Dennis from Sunnyvale, CA United States  
The red hood was looking great when it arrived and has improved since I put it in the sun. It gets sun 6 to 7 hours. It was a good buy for me. Thanks for the quick delivery time.

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5 of 5 Sarracenia alata Red Hood July 8, 2020
Reviewer: Sheri Pitcher from Portland, OR United States  
I am so enjoying my Sarracenia alata Red Hood.  The pitcher hoods are starting to turn red and look lovely.  They are happier now that the sun has come out!

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5 of 5 June 7, 2020
Reviewer: Terry Underwood from Floyd, VA United States  


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5 of 5 June 4, 2020
Reviewer: Jess Undereiner from Bethel Park, PA United States  


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5 of 5 April 12, 2020
Reviewer: Stephanie Bowers from Buda, TX United States  


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