Sarracenia x Doodle Bug
The flamboyant Doodle Bug looks like its dressed up for Mardi Gras! Doodle Bug's pitchers are some of the most colorful possible in Sarracenia, with orangey-yellow complexions fading to crimson red and then to green, laced with red veins and speckled with hundreds of tiny white light windows. Unlike most other Sarracenia hybrids, Doodle Bug grows close to the soil, its traps roughly candy-cane-shaped, arching upward before ballooning open to a cowled mouth. This is a late season plant, so look for its best pitchers in late summer and early fall.
Type of Plant: Outdoor perennial for container growing.
Height: Up to 8 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 growing season. (NOT a new division.)
• Acclimated for outdoor growing.
• Shipped in a 4-inch pot. Care instructions are included.
Photos illustrate summer growth. Pitchers may not be present during other seasons. See below for more information.
Plants are grown outdoors 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 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.
These plants arrive in great shape and have been sitting in their new environment very well. Even with the less sun that normal with all the smoke from all the fires.