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Sarracenia purpurea venosa
Sarracenia purpurea venosa


 
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General Description
 

Sarracenia purpurea is native to the Florida Panhadle through North Carolina. It has ground-hugging rain-catchers, sporting conspicuous purple-red leaves with wide, heavily patterned hoods. It 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.

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, salamanders, insect larvae, and other organisms within the pitchers. Water within the 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 shipped in 4-inch pots with proper growing media. All cold hardy plants are grown outdoors at our nursery in Oregon and experience seasonal changes - heat in summer, snow and ice in winter. Care instructions are provided.

April-May: Emerging from dormancy. Some pitchers from the previous season may be present.
June-September: Plants are in active growth. Best growth occurs in late summer.
October-December: Plants are dormant and wil have fewer pitchers.
January-March: Plants are still dormant. Pitchers from the previous season will be cut off.

General Care

  • Grow outdoors as a container plant
  • Full sun throughtout the day
  • Use low-mineral water (50 ppm or less)
  • Set pot in standing water to keep moist
  • Use equal parts peat moss and perlite. No garden soil or compost.
  • Dormant in winter. Mulch in USDA zones 7 or colder.

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5 of 5 My favorite carnivore shop September 14, 2020
Reviewer: Stacey McCulley-lee from Portland, OR United States  
Beautiful pitchers and fast delivery

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5 of 5 Sarracenia purpurea venosa September 8, 2020
Reviewer: Ian Sullivan from Decatur, GA United States  
Plant arrived in great shape and has fantastic deep coloration. Cant wait for the next growing season!

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5 of 5 Sarracenia purpurea venosa September 2, 2020
Reviewer: David Jenkins from The Villages Fl  
Plant arrived well protected and very healthy.  Plant has already produced 3  new leaves

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5 of 5 August 20, 2020
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5 of 5 August 20, 2020
Reviewer: Leona F from Robbinsville, NJ United States  


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