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Botanically known as Sarracenia alata var. rubrioperculata, this plant has some of the most identifiable traps at our nursery; pointed hoods with a dark red interior. In spring, the plant stands out with its bright yellow-green pitchers with thin red veins. In late summer, the plant produces a second set of pitchers that are larger and darker with heavier veining. At our nursery, this plant feasts of lots of yellow jackets!
Type of Plant: Outdoor perennial for container growing.
Height: Up to 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 (or third) growing season. (NOT a new division.)
• 2nd Season Division: 2+ crowns
• 3rd Season Division: 3+ crowns
• Acclimated for outdoor growing.
• Shipped in a 4-inch pot. Care instructions are included.
Photos illustrate summer growth. Pitchers may not be present at other times of the year. 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 is slowing down but 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.
The alata I received was bigger than expected and packed well. It didnâ€™t skip a beat and is putting up nice fall pitchers.
Very vigorous, sending up new pitchers.
Bought this as a gift for my friend and brother in law who is into plants. He sent me pictures, very healthy and attractive plant with good size to it.
The red hood was looking great when it arrived and has improved since I put it in the sun. It gets sun 6 to 7 hours. It was a good buy for me. Thanks for the quick delivery time.
I am so enjoying my Sarracenia alata Red Hood. The pitcher hoods are starting to turn red and look lovely. They are happier now that the sun has come out!
The plant arrived carefully packaged, in great condition. Detailed instructions how to unpack and take care of it were included. We've been following the instructions and the plant is doing well so far. We enjoy having it.
It came in package really well. But did not look like the pictures. Non the less great happy plant