Sarracenia rosea definitely likes warm summers and long growing seasons. In spring when pitchers first emerge, they’re cream with a hint of red. By early fall, the plant transforms into a rosette of large, voluptuous crimson velvet pitchers. It's like a luxurious Vegas nightclub, but for insects.
In winter, this plant will go dormant and drop its leaves during significant frost. Look for pink flowers in mid to late spring.
Plants You Receive
Plants are shipped in 4-inch pots with proper growing media. Plants may reach flowering maturity within two additional growing seasons.
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.
April - October. Pitchers will brown at the onset of winter dormancy.
Hardy of winter frost. Mulch in USDA zones 7 and colder.