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Sarracenia rubra gulfensis
Sarracenia rubra gulfensis

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Item Number:: 11732

General Description
This species produces substantial traps, flushed with rich reds and maroons, up to a foot tall. The jaunty, pointed lids are coppery, undulating, and raised a noticeable distance from the mouth. A thin lip dips into a pronounced, spouted "v". Leaves last well into winter, often assuming a nearly black complexion by December.

Sarracenia rubra ssp. gulfensis grows in a similar manner to its relatives - along narrow rhizomes which frequently branch into multitude of growth points from which pitchers grow. Large clumps of dense foliage is a classic presentation of this plant.

Gulfensis enjoy the warm, muggy weather of midsummer with a long growing season. Look for red flowers with a charming rosy scent in mid to late spring.
Plants You Receive
Plants are shipped in 4-inch pots with proper growing media. Each plant is a division from select mother plants in our collection. Plants may need an additional growing season for pitchers to reach full size.

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 videos 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
Southern United States

Size of Adult Plants
8-12 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: Average Rating: 5 of 5 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 4 Write a review »

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5 of 5 One of my favorites! October 27, 2019
Reviewer: Philip Brookins from Columbia, SC United States  
My S. rubra gulfensis arrived in great shape with vibrant colors. I notice HUGE wasps hanging out by it...must be irresistible to them! Cannot wait to watch it grow a bit bigger.

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5 of 5 Amateur grower in Texas. October 14, 2019
Reviewer: Amateur grower in Texas. from Arlington , TX United States  
Well, after I ran into the YouTube channel and I really wanted to grown the Carnivorous plants. I had order few of the plants from Sarracenia Northwest nursery to started. The plants arrived alive , well packed and the plants were in excellent condition. So far, here in Texas the weather still
warm and the plants are putting out more pitchers- I couldn’t be any more happy than that to see my plants are doing so well! Thank you for being excellency growers!

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5 of 5 Beautiful and healthy plant July 7, 2019
Reviewer: LAM from AMARILLO, TX United States  
Thank you for sending me a beautiful plant. I ordered Rubra gulfensis, but this one was out of stock, so you replaced it with a Rubra Jonesii. Beautiful plant and very healthy. I appreciate. God bless.

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5 of 5 May 20, 2019
Reviewer: Bobby Bell from Radford, VA United States  

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