Sarracenia alata Red Hood

$39.95 $29.95
(39 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, 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.

• 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.

Current Stock:
Adding to cart… The item has been added

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.



  • 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.

  • 5

    Posted by Christine Ryan on October 14, 2018

  • 5
    Beautiful specimen arrived on time

    Posted by Michael Keefe on September 23, 2018

    Got my plants in the promised time frame in better-than-expected condition. Very pleased with my purchase, highly recommend.

  • 5
    Beautiful plant.

    Posted by Denise Heryford on July 15, 2018