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Sarracenia purpurea "Sylwia"
Sarracenia purpurea "Sylwia"

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Price: $21.95
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Item Number:: 11542

General Description
A fantastic cultivar of the southern purple pitcher plant, Sarracenia purpurea ssp. venosa, "Sylwia" draws eyes with its beautifully contrasting coloration. The deepest red venation on a mottled pink and green complexion accent this classic, captivating species. As a fast grower, we've found it extremely popular with collectors.

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 most keep 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 shipped in 4-inch pots with proper growing media. Photos are representative of plants for sale.

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
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.

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.

Average Rating: 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 13 Write a review »

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Great plants! October 8, 2018
Reviewer: STEVE HUMMEL from st.louis, MO United States  
The company has great plants and great service! With fast shipping!

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Vigorous, hardy, and beautiful September 28, 2018
Reviewer: Matthew from San Antonio, TX  
My Purpurea Sylwia was received within two days of ordering. It came packaged extremely well with about 5 nice sized pitchers. I made my purchase back in June 2018 and as of September 2018 it's had some nice, vigorous growth under the hot Texas sun and is now turning a very beautiful purple color with the cooler weather. The temperature has been from about 90-105 degrees throughout the summer and this Purpurea didn't blink. I definitely recommend this plant to anyone looking for a vigorous, hardy pitcher plant.

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August 6, 2018
Reviewer: DANIEL WALKER from Liberty, NC United States  

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Great Plant June 19, 2018
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Midwest City, OK United States  
My plant was packaged nicely, unfortunately one of the pods tore in transit but besides that it has been growing strong. I will be buying this plant again.

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Very full! June 11, 2018
Reviewer: David Cool from Columbus, IN United States  
The purpurea came with so any pitchers on it and many more budding.  it was put in an outdoor bog garden and has been doing very well.

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