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Sarracenia rubra rubra
Sarracenia rubra rubra


 
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General Description
 
The miniature Sweet Pitcher is named for its plentiful, sweet-smelling blooms that emerge in mid-spring. Small, just over the size of a quarter-dollar, the tiny red "chandeliers" smell like fresh-picked raspberries! Fortunately, because the miniature sweet pitcher is a fast-growing plant, you should be rewarded with plenty of blooms spring after spring.

S. rubra ssp. rubra's traps are short, topping out at 8 inches in height, but uniform and charismatic, especially on established plants. As a true miniature species, plant it with small sundews and flytraps, or in mini-bog planters for a long-lasting display.

And there must be something in the nectar! Flying insects will literally squeeze themselves into a pitcher to get to lap it up. It's not at all unusual to see a yellow jacket stuck head-first in a pitcher with its legs sticking up in the air.

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 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
Southern United States

Size of Adult Plants
6-8 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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5 of 5 I love it September 11, 2020
Reviewer: Angela from Morrow, GA United States  
The ruba ruba is just flourishing. I put it in a bigger pot and it's gotten bigger. I'm so excited.

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5 of 5 September 2, 2020
Reviewer: Joey Brinegar  


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5 of 5 Great Product/Great Customer Care September 2, 2020
Reviewer: Anonymous Person  
Unfortunately, my package had gotten lost due to the budget cuts with USPS. For about a week I wasn't sure if the package was gonna make it. It did get delivered, and even though the box was beaten up, the plant was so well packaged and protected that it's now been a month since I've gotten it and it's growing strong.

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4 of 5 It survived for the most part August 30, 2020
Reviewer: Les H from Las Vegas , NV United States  
Slow grower but now it's shooting some new pitchers

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5 of 5 August 18, 2020
Reviewer: Dan from Tacoma, WA United States  


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