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Sarracenia rubra wherryi
Sarracenia rubra wherryi

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General Description
Wherry's Pitcher Plant is among the larger of the miniature sweet pitchers. A thin layer of fuzz on the upper portions of the red-orange foliage is the tell-tale characteristic of this species, along with a rounded lid and a striking yellow-green lip. On large plants, multitudes of nodding red flowers in mid to late spring make this one show-stopping - they smell like miniature roses! This plant is usually among first to sell out at our open houses.

Like its relatives subspecies jonesii and ssp. rubra, leaves of ssp. wherryi are shorter than most other Sarracenia, growing very compactly on narrow rhizomes which branch readily. An ideal display for ssp. wherryi is en masse, where a plant is left to grow into a small forest of uniform traps, like a sort of carnivorous bonsai.

The Wherry sweet pitcher is a late season plant, which means it produces the finale of its most robust traps in the heat of late summer. While most other forms of sweet pitcher retain their leaves in winter, this one will drop them completely.

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. Pitchers are expected to reach 8 inches during their first season after division.

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 Alabama.

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.

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5 of 5 May 10, 2020
Reviewer: Nathan Miller from Newberg, OR United States  
The plant had a firm rhizome crowded with leaf buds.  A week into May, and it still seems to sulk.  But I've grown this plant before, and I expect it to be pretty tough.

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5 of 5 Local species October 27, 2019
Reviewer: Philip Brookins from Columbia, SC United States  
S. rubra wherryi arrived in great shape. In fact, it is late October and it still looks great! I like this species because I have seen similar looking S. rubra near my house, so I hope the climate is great.

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5 of 5 Excellent condition July 31, 2019
Reviewer: Matthew Fujita from Arlington, TX United States  
The pitcher plant was shipped perfectly, as always. It also had a threadleaf sundew as a stowaway...the first time I have a filiformis as an "extra" plant!

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5 of 5 July 28, 2019
Reviewer: LAM from AMARILLO, TX United States  

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3 of 5 still early days ... March 22, 2019
Reviewer: Sandra L Lawrence from New Braunfels, TX United States  
It is still dormant, not showing any green signs yet.

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