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Sarracenia purpurea venosa
Sarracenia purpurea venosa


 
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General Description
 
The purple pitcher plant is a truly classic personality in the collectible array of carnivores. It's easy to see why. The cartoonish, short, tubby rain-collectors look more like the hooded figures of garden gnomes than any kind of plant. Along with a Venus flytrap, they are often one of the collector's first acquisitions.

Unlike other North American pitcher plants, the purple pitcher and most of its varieties are ground-hugging rain-catchers, sporting conspicuous purple-red leaves with wide, heavily patterned hoods. They can also attain impressive size over time, growing broader and denser as other species grow taller, and deeper coloration as others grow brighter. Venation patterns in their hoods against a green complexion are an attractive bonus to their deep coloration. They are very cold-hardy, and keep most of their leaves through winter.

The species traps terrestrial prey like earwigs and spiders more often than flies and wasps. There is significant scientific interest in their place in wild ecology, particularly concerning their accommodations and mutual relationships with frogs, insect larvae, and other organisms within the pitchers. Water within the apparently pitchers is a habitat for much microscopic life, the castings of which break down and are absorbed by the plant.


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 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
6 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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Nice plant, still doing well June 15, 2019
Reviewer: Cynthia Williams from Brentwood, TN United States  
Still doing well in my mini bog with the heat of the summer coming.  It has been over a month and plant seems healthy and content where planted.

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Great plant! June 10, 2019
Reviewer: Teresa Cremers from Santa Fe, NM United States  
The plant arrived in mint condition and was packed very well.  After about a month, it's growing just fine.

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May 19, 2019
Reviewer: Ted Fuchs from Newburgh, IN United States  


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Very healthy and carefully packaged May 19, 2019
Reviewer: Ricardo de Ycaza from Corvallis, OR United States  
As usual, plant purchased from SNW arrived in great shape given the careful packaging and expedited shipping. Plants are doing well and happily growing.

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great job May 10, 2019
Reviewer: shaughn from mill creek/washington  
both of my Sarracenia purpurea venosa came in perfectly. the amount of care taken during packaging is very evident. they both have healthy looking pitchers, and they still have just enough green in them to look like it has veins. absolutely beautiful.  thank you very much.

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