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"Ruby Throat" is gorgeous cross of Sarracenia alata "Red Hood" x leucophylla. More like a strawberry sundae than a plant, its late-season traps are summer's delicious finale to tie you over into the holiday season. As a sweet late summer treat, the fall colors off "Ruby Throat" will attract you and pretty much any bug in your garden.
Leaves are tall, over 18 inches on adult plants, with an inflated throat immediately beneath the mouth. The lowest portions are pure green, but the upper third is a truly winning combination of dark red veining over a pure white complexion. The throat of the lid is conspicuously blood-red, almost black, extending through tho the rim of the mouth and into the underside of the hood. The exterior of the lid is white with pencil-thin red veins.
Plants You Receive
Current batch consists of large plants in 5-inch pots. Divisions were done in Spring, 2017, so these plants are in their second year of 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.
Size of Adult Plants
16-24 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.