What is a division?
Large Sarracenia rhizomes can easily be divided into smaller plants. However, pitchers tend to be smaller and fewer on recent divisions than on mature, undivided rhizomes. Recent divisions will often need an extra growing season to recover from having been divided.
What's the difference in sizes?
Like dog breeds, size is extremely relative amongst varieties and very subjective. All rhizomes listed here are recent divisions and sorted by size. Small rhizomes have a single growing point and appropriately sized for 3-inch pots. Medium rhizomes are appropriately sized for 4-inch pots.
These recent divisions are availalbe in:
All rhizomes are currently dormant. During their dormant state, we cut off all leaves from the previous season and wash off the old soil. We will also spray them with a natural sulfur fungicide to prevent mold growth during shipping.
What will I need when my Sarracenia arrive?
You will need the following supplies:
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Are instructions included?
Yes, you will receive instructions on how to pot and care for your rhizomes. You can also watch our YouTube video.
How large will the pitchers grow?
The natural growing season for Sarracenia is April - September. When actively growing, the size of the pitcher will depend on the variety. Sarracenia Tarnok will typically reach 18 inches when fully mature.
Unlabeled packs of rhizomes are selected from a random mix of Sarracernias. Some are tall and slender. Others are short and stout.
With freshly divided rhizomes, you can expect to see their full potential size in 2-3 growing seasons.
Can you tell me which varieties are included in the Unlabeled Packs?
These plants are randomly selected from an undisclosed batch of overstocked plants, discontinued plants, and plants that lost their labels. When rhizomes are divided and trimmed, they are placed into a large bin with other rhizomes.
Can you make sure I don't receive any duplicates in my Unlabeled Packs?
Rhizomes are prepackaged and randomly selected from a large bin of freshly divided rhizomes. Duplication may occur and is unavoidable.
I'm not ready to pot them up. Can I wait?
For best results, pot them immediately upon arrival. Rhizomes will also be treated with a natural fungicide before shipment, so you have the option to store them in your refrigerator for up to 6 weeks. However, you will need to check them periodically and treat for fungus accordingly with a sulfur spray during storage.
Can you hold rhizomes for me to ship later?
Because of the perishable nature of bare root rhizomes, we ship them within 1 week of your order.
Do you guarantee that your rhizomes will grow for me?
We guarantee plants for 30 days as long as you follow the instructions provided with your plants. A healthy rhizome will be firm with supple roots and white inner flesh. Beyond the 30-day period, you assume all responsibility for the health of your plants. If you're an experienced grower and willing to assume the majority of the risk, bare root rhizomes can be a great bargain.
While we do not guarantee how you may interpret or implement our instructions, we are available to answer your questions. Please visit the Ask The Growers page or the 30-Day Guarantee page for more information.
If you are new to growing Sarracenia, please consider purchasing an established potted plant instead. You will have better success learning about the seasonal growth habits and care of these plants with potted plants than with a bare root rhizomes.
This isnâ€™t my first purchase of bare root plants from Sarracenia NW. This is a great deal for a variety of plants. I suspect some of these Iâ€™ll discover I already have, but hopefully some will be new to me!
The bulk roots by weight was a good idea. That way even the smaller Rubra-ish rhizomes seem like a great deal. When it was number of rhizomes these small ones did not seem like a deal. This was a good mix of a few large and mostly medium and small rhizomes. The bare rhizomes were healthy and are starting to send up new growth. Can't wait to see what random varieties are in this batch.
So many bare root sarracenia were in this order! More than I expected. I was very pleased. I would absolutely order again. Healthy plants, excellent packing, quick shipping. I absolutely recommend ordering from sarracenia northwest!
ALL THE ROOTS I RECEIVED ARE PLANTED AND SHOWING GROWTH.WAS DEFINITELY A GREAT BULK BUY IF YOU WERE LOOKING FOR A LOT OF PLANTS AT ONCE
Package was received in excellent condition and included helpful growing tips. The sarracenia grew wonderfully during its first season, as I purchased them in 2018. Great deal and wonderful addition to my carnivorous plant family!
These little guys reached me quickly in great shape, and started doing their thing as soon as i got them into some pots! Still excited to watch as they continue to grow and try to figure out what varieties they might be...