Sarracenia alata Red Hood
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One of the most vigorous crosses we have, this plant grows tall like with white spots and a slightly cowled lid. In late spring and early summer, the traps develop a wonderful orange hue, which mellow to green by mid-summer. As a bonus, it retains most of its pitchers during the winter months. Plants can become quite large, dividing readily and growing quickly. Foliage is uniform and substantial, typically reaching 12-16 inches tall . A great plant for the first-time grower!
Type of Plant: Outdoor perennial for container growing.
Height: 12-16 inches.
Sunlight: Full sun during the growing season.
Water: Low-mineral water (50 ppm or less).
Soil: Equal parts peat moss and perlite only.
Winter: Dormant. Minimal protection in USDA zones 7-9. Mulch in colder regions.
PLANT YOU RECEIVE
• Mature division in its second growing season. (NOT a new division.)
• Acclimated for outdoor growing.
• Shipped in a 4-inch pot. Care instructions are included.
Photos illustrate summer growth. Pitchers may not be present during other seasons. See below for more information.
Plants are grown outdoors at our nursery in Oregon and experience seasonal changes.
January-March: Plant is dormant with no pitchers.
April: Spring growth will appear by the end of the month.
May: Fully developed pitchers typically appear by the end of the month.
June-August: Full display of pitchers.
September: Plant produces its best pitchers of the season.
October: Dormancy begins. Fewer pitchers. No new growth until spring.
November-December: Plant is dormant. Browned pitchers are cut off.
Arrived in great shape. The plant has been thriving so far, a few new leaves have grown as summer is closing out in NC.
See my Feist Dog review.
Got it healthy and erect. Packaging was amazing! I put it out in the sun the day I got it and I think it was too much too soon. Pitchers flopped over. Cut a couple of them off and saved the ones that tried to bounce back. Taking a while but new little pitchers are growing! Very healthy plant, just a rough start from me lol
They came in i had 2 long spouts it grew a new one But it seems to be dying from the middle of the leaf where it has bugs in it the plant is still a live just hoping its not somting i am doing and thats just what it dose LOL
The shipping took a little longer than I expected but the plant was packaged wonderfully and it arrived in excellent condition even in the middle of a Texas summer.
repotted this spring into a 10in pot, 1st pitcher got aphids. still this thing a filled the pot and has countless pitchers amazing growth.
Excellant shipping and now the plant is growing very well where I have it.
We're mid-dormancy at the moment but the pitchers retained from the last growing season are gorgeous and robust, so I know there will be more to come in springtime!