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Sarracenia x readii
Sarracenia leucophylla x rubra


 
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General Description
 
This plant is simply Christmas in July! If sheer size and color are what you're after, then look no further than Sarracenia x readii, the natural hybrid of S. leucophylla and S. rubra. Intricate, dark-red veins of the sweet pitcher imposed on the color and loft of the white trumpet make for a breath-taking plant that you could almost eat with a spoon!

The arresting traps are predominantly red and white throughout the top half of the leaf, speckled with white and giving way to nearly pure red halfway down. Lids are slightly scalloped, upturned, and white with red veining. The throat is generous and inflated near the top of the trap. Interior of the pitcher is lime green. Red gradually turns to green in the lower portions of the exterior.

Look for its best pitchers of the season in late summer through the first frost of fall - the largest pitchers can be over two feet tall!

The clone of S. x readii we selected has S. leucophylla as the mother plant.
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.

Size of Adult Plants
18+ 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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May 21, 2018
Reviewer: Randall Fassbinder from Chicago, IL United States  


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Saracens x readii May 3, 2016
Reviewer: Raymond Mannion from Pinellas Park, FL United States  
I received my plant when they said I would, and it was in good condition. I have to admit I was a little shocked at what I saw though. The plant was miniscule. But I cared for it per the instructions and about a month later I have a beautiful Sarracenia x readii. Almost a foot tall already. Thank you.

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A Living Art Paint Brush March 6, 2016
Reviewer: Ramon L. Nelson from Willow Springs, MO United States  
With all the different colors with in one plant... you would think some one has just finished painting an "Old Master Piece".  This plant will stand out for attention no matter where you place it.... alone or with in another group of plants.

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Sarracenia x readii December 24, 2015
Reviewer: robert wiebusch from SARASOTA, FL United States  
The plant arrived in good condition and is outside in full sun and 82 degree weather.

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Top lip slightly damage from shipping but healthy October 12, 2015
Reviewer: Alexander Lebron from East Palo Alto, CA United States  
All plants arrived healthy!

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