Sarracenia Northern Cortii

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This Sarracenia is a rare hybrid because it involves two plants, S. purpurea purpurea and S. psittacina, that bloom almost three months apart! The plant produces a rosette of red glossy pitchers that are very durable. Many times, pitchers can look great for up to 18 months. It's one of those rare hybrids that look great in spring, summer, fall, and winter. In fact, it rarely loses its pitchers during times of heavy snowfall. It's a trooper! The only downside to this beauty is that it grows very slowly. Both parent plants are the two slowest growing Sarracenia species. But, if you're patient, you'll be rewarded with a remarkable plant in the years to come.

Type of Plant: Outdoor perennial for container growing.
Height: Up to 6 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 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.

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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 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 Wayne Pinard on March 22, 2018

    Arrived in great condition and doing well.