Sarracenia purpurea venosa

(76 reviews)
Native to the Florida Panhandle and through North Carolina. It has ground-hugging rain-catchers, sporting conspicuous purple-red leaves with wide, heavily patterned hoods. It grows slower than other types of Sarracenia but will form an impressive clump over time. Plant remains relatively short when fully mature, 6-8 inches. Tends to be deciduous during winter.

Type of Plant: Outdoor perennial for container growing.
Height: Up to 4 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.

• Juvenile plant, shipped in a 3-inch pot.
• Acclimated for outdoor growing. 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 Virginia on October 18, 2022

    She is doing very well. Sarracenia Northwest delivers healty beautiful plants.

  • 5
    Really healthy!!

    Posted by Jon on July 28, 2022

    The pitchers came really quick and healthy. they have put out 3 new pitchers in the two months since Ive got them! I would recommend getting them!

  • 5
    Sarracenia Purpurea

    Posted by Connie on July 17, 2022

    Received my plant very healthy and well packaged. Thank you.

  • 5
    Great little plant. Packed well. Already growing new pitchers.

    Posted by Michael P KENNY on July 10, 2022

    Very pleased.

  • 5
    Beautiful as always

    Posted by John Panzenhagen on December 6, 2021

    An amazing job on packaging. The plants arrived in beautiful condition.

  • 5
    It is good plant

    Posted by tengfang wu on November 25, 2021

    You guys are doing well No complaining

  • 5
    Sarracenia Purpurea Venosa

    Posted by William on September 24, 2021

    Beautiful plants arrived exceeding my spectations

  • 5
    Beautiful little plant

    Posted by Susan G James on April 23, 2021

    The plant arrived in great condition and very well packaged. It has been planted in its permanent position for about a month and is thriving, with new pitchers beginning to appear.

  • 5
    Sarracenia Purpurea

    Posted by Julie Marcelle on April 12, 2021

    Arrived in great shape, very well packaged

  • 5
    Beautiful Plants

    Posted by Jordan Lytle on April 8, 2021

    Like always these plants came in in excellent condition and well packed.

  • 5
    My favorite

    Posted by EDWIN CASTRO on February 14, 2021

    A beautiful plant. Since it was winter I spected no pitchers. But it had a couple. Now here since is tropical it has new ones growing. Love the plant. Thank you. Happy with the your attention and service.

  • 5
    Great plant

    Posted by Phillip Puett on January 7, 2021

    Well packaged and a beautiful color