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Sarracenia flava atropurpurea
Sarracenia flava atropurpurea


 
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General Description
 
This desirable and showy variety of Sarracenia flava is gorgeous from any angle. The whole trap is dark red, including most of the exterior of the trap, the mouth, and on both sides of the lid. Under full sun, the upright, orangey lid produces copious amounts of nectar that is great for luring and trapping yellow jackets! Unlike its relative v. rubricorpora, S. flava v. atropurpurea often produces three or more traps per growthpoint instead of just one or two. This makes it among the most rewarding of all the Sarracenia that we grow.

This variety grows a little slower than typical Sarracenia flava, so you'll need to be patient. To maintain its deep red color, you will definitely need 10 or more hours of direct sunlight per day, otherwise it'll look like a typical yellow trumpet. It also helps if you have a long growing season. This one loves it bright and sunny!
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 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.

Natural Habitat
Florida panhandle through North Carolina

Size of Adult Plants
18-24 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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July 20, 2019
Reviewer: LAM from AMARILLO, TX United States  


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Atropurpurea June 2, 2019
Reviewer: Isaiah Contreras from Eugene, OR United States  
It came packaged very well with multiple growth points. I’m excited to see it color up!

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Sarracenia Flava Atropurpurea May 28, 2019
Reviewer: Darlene from Cheektowaga, NY United States  
The plant was received in excellent condition. It was larger than I expected.It's growing very fast and looks great. I am very happy with the quality plants I receive from you. I will highly recommend you. Thanks

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Impressive plants May 13, 2019
Reviewer: Matthew Fujita from Arlington, TX United States  
Sarracenia flava is my favorite North American pitcher plant and I am so glad I got this one from Narracenia Northwest. Excellent plant. You can always count on them to ship the best quality and nice big plants!

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