Sarracenia alata Red Hood
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.
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The plants I received were well packaged and healthy . Obviously you are a professional organization that takes great pains to assure a quality product. You may pay more for plants, but the quality of the plants are superior to anywhere that I have used. Highly recommend SSNW!
Thank you for everything. I received this plant in a pretty good packaging. Beautiful and healthy plant, very happy. But, several days later, suddenly there were â€œice rainingâ€, destroyed all of my beautiful Sarracenia. Now, it has some new pitchers again. Loved my Sarracenia Alata Red Hood.
I received this plant last spring and it turned out to be quite the grower. Definitely among the most vigorous in my collection. So many pitchers! It's practically a weed. The red throat is striking and I've received many compliments on it. Highly recommend picking this one up.
Plant arrived healthy and well-packed. Growth is starting to take off!
Plant arrived in healthy vibrate state. It is already making a bloom . Very pleased with this plant.
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