This plant often grabs people’s attention. Who
can resist its rosette of voluptuous, red velvety pitchers and flared
frilly hoods? It’s a trophy plant that will make you smile every time
you enter your garden. When it rains, watch it dance as its pitchers
fill with rainwater. After the clouds clear and the sun returns, peer
into the pitcher and you’ll see wasps and flies floating in the pitcher
water. This beautiful plant certainly earns its keep around the garden!
Plants You Receive
Plants are 2-3 years old and will reach flowering maturity within 2 additional seasons. All plants are shipped in 4-inch pots with proper growing media.
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 podcast
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.
Florida panhandle through North Carolina
Size of Adult Plants
6 inches tall.
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.
April - October. Pitchers will brown at the onset of winter dormancy.
Hardy of winter frost. Mulch in USDA zones 7 and colder.