Sarracenia Medusa

(7 reviews)
Medusa is an enigmatic Sarracenia which showcases the seasonal versatility of North American Pitcher Plants. In early spring, plants grow long, thin, snake-like leaves with fine dark venation that often reach 12-16 inches and drape over the sides of the container. Pitchers in late season (September) are completely different - stout, upright, and bright yellow with thick, deep purple veins throughout. Medusa is also a prolific bloomer, sending up large array of sweet-smelling red flowers in spring.

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 during other seasons. 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
    Past order

    Posted by Elias Castillo on June 30, 2019

    I received the plant in a timely manner and is still doing well.

  • 5

    Posted by Tony Avent on January 30, 2018

  • 5
    Nice plant.

    Posted by Suzann Taylor on October 13, 2017

    Nice sized plant. Well packed for shipping

  • 5
    Don't stare directly at her!

    Posted by Roger Whittaker on August 10, 2017

    Nah, stare all you want. She's a beauty. She is doing exactly like the description. There were floppy traps at first, now the straight ones. Nice.

  • 5
    Sarracenia hybrid

    Posted by Tom Rutter on May 2, 2017

    I really appreciate the quality of the plants I receive from your Nursery and the quick shipping. I plan to build up my collection this year since I believe I finally figured out how to get them through the Winter. This was a particular tough one and I didn't lose a single plant.

  • 5
    Sarracenia x Medusa

    Posted by Mark B. on March 19, 2017

    As all Sarracenia Northwest plants I've purchased , it arrived safe, healthy, and fast. Is growing vigorously. I couldn't be more happy with all my S. N. plants !!

  • 5
    Sarracenia x Medusa (med)

    Posted by Jo on June 1, 2014

    It is amazing to me that this plant arrived in such great condition from the Pacific Northwest all the way to Tennessee. This plant and Sarracenia in general thrive in Tennessee. It is warm and humid now and this guy is growing and eating bugs like crazy.