Sarracenia alata Red Hood

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Botanically known as Sarracenia alata var. rubrioperculata, this plant has some of the most identifiable traps at our nursery. Oversized, upheld cobra-like lids are bright-yellow green on the outside with pencil-thin red veins. The interior of the hood is dark red. The plant produces two sets of pitchers, one in early season and again in late season. Early pitchers in spring represent narrower versions of the late-season ones. Late-season traps have a more pronounced color contrast, heavier veining, and bear deeper, darker reds with much larger hoods. On mature plants, pitchers may reach 16 inches tall.
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Plants You Receive

Medium-sized plants are 1-2 year old divisions from select mother plants and shipped in 4-inch pots.  
All cold-hardy perennials are grown outdoors at our nursery in Oregon. Their appearance will change with the seasons.

April-May: Emerging from dormancy. Pitchers from the previous season will be cut off. 
June-September: Plants are in active growth. Best growth occurs in mid and late summer.
October-December: Plants stop growing and wil have fewer pitchers.
January-March: Plants are still dormant. Pitchers from the previous season will be cut off.

General Care

Type of Plant: Cold-hardy perennial for outdoor container growing.
Sunlight: Full sun, 6+ hours of direct sunlight, during the growing season.  
Water: Low-mineral water (50 ppm or less).  Set in standing water to keep media wet.
Soil: Equal parts peat moss and perlite.  No garden soil, compost, or fertilizer.
Winter: Dormant.  Mulch in USDA zones 6 or colder.

Care info will be provided.


  • 5

    Posted by Steely Phil on September 13, 2020

    The alata I received was bigger than expected and packed well. It didn’t skip a beat and is putting up nice fall pitchers.

  • 5

    Posted by Joseph Nemmer on September 10, 2020

    Very vigorous, sending up new pitchers.

  • 5
    Great Gift

    Posted by Matthew S Knepley on August 11, 2020

    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.

  • 5
    Love the plant

    Posted by Dennis on July 13, 2020

    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.

  • 5
    Sarracenia alata Red Hood

    Posted by Sheri Pitcher on July 8, 2020

    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!

  • 5

    Posted by Terry Underwood on June 7, 2020

  • 5

    Posted by Jess Undereiner on June 4, 2020

  • 5

    Posted by Stephanie Bowers on April 12, 2020