Sarracenia alata Red Hood

$34.95 $29.95
(39 reviews)
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.
• Established plant in its second growing season from division. (NOT a new division.)
• Grown outdoors at our nursery in Oregon, USDA zone 8.
• Shipped in a 4-inch pot. Care info is provided.
• Plant may reach XX inches in its third growing season from division.

Photos illustrate summer growth. Appearance changes with the seasons at the time of shipping.
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.
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). 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.

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  • 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

  • 5

    Posted by Sean Rielly on October 1, 2019

  • 5

    Posted by Galina Bychkov on September 2, 2019

    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.

  • 5

    Posted by Linda Colgan on August 26, 2019

  • 4
    Good plant

    Posted by Angel Valladolid on July 15, 2019

    It came in package really well. But did not look like the pictures. Non the less great happy plant