Sarracenia alata Red Hood

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(43 reviews)

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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, it 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.

• 2nd-season division from select mother plants. (NOT a recent division.)
• 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.

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2nd Season Divisions
After dividing our mother plants in spring, we grow the divisions for a year before releasing them. You get a more vigorous plant with a healthier root system when compared to a recent division.

All outdoor perennials experience seasonal changes at our nursery in Oregon.
January-March: Plant is dormant with no pitchers.
April: Spring growth will appear by the end of the month.
May: Fully developed pitchers will gradually appear.
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.



  • 5
    S. alata red hood

    Posted by Cole on July 8, 2024

    This is one of my favorite carnivorous plants I own, and it is by far the best eater! Within a couple weeks every pitcher was full to the top, and us been consistently putting up more pitchers. Packaging and shipping was excellent. I would highly recommend SNW and the alata red hood.

  • 5
    S. alata ‘Red hood’

    Posted by Donald Allen on June 2, 2024

    Very attractive plant. Looking forward to seeing during the summer and fall. Very healthy specimen.

  • 5

    Posted by Ryan H on October 19, 2023

    The Red Hood showed up looking beautiful and with two large growth points. Great product and great company!

  • 5

    Posted by Robert Dapolito on October 13, 2023

    The plant arrived very quickly and was packaged very well. I had this plant for 1 month not and I am just amazed how much it eats. So much I call it Gavone!! Yellow Jackets seem to love this plant and the plant loves them right back. This may not be as flashy as other plants but is quite attractive with a Big appetite.

  • 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