Sarracenia alata Red Hood

(42 reviews)

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

    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

  • 5

    Posted by Unknown on July 14, 2019

  • 5

    Posted by Stephen Drop on July 14, 2019

    very pleased with your service and product

  • 5
    First Shipment of plants

    Posted by Robert Daniels on July 6, 2019

    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!

  • 5
    Healthy plants

    Posted by LAM on June 30, 2019

    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 “ice raining”, destroyed all of my beautiful Sarracenia. Now, it has some new pitchers again. Loved my Sarracenia Alata Red Hood.

  • 5

    Posted by Brianna Adams on June 22, 2019

  • 5

    Posted by Orest Chornij on June 9, 2019

  • 5
    My favorite "easy" Sarracenia

    Posted by Eric Fredrick on June 7, 2019

    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.

  • 5

    Posted by Erin on May 13, 2019

    Plant arrived healthy and well-packed. Growth is starting to take off!

  • 5
    Vibrant plant

    Posted by Frank Chiafari on May 12, 2019

    Plant arrived in healthy vibrate state. It is already making a bloom . Very pleased with this plant.