Sarracenia purpurea venosa

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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.
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Plants You Receive

Small-sized plants are shipped in 4-inch pots (see second photo).  Plants may reach flowering maturity within 2-3 growing seasons.
All cold-hardy perrperennialsenials are grown outdoors at our nursery in Oregon. Their appearance will change with the seasons.

April-May: Emerging from dormancy. Pitchers from the previous season will be cut off. 
June-September: Plants are in active growth. Best growth occurs in late summer.
October-December: Plants stop growing and wil have fewer pitchers.
January-March: Plants are still dormant. Pitchers from the previous season will be cut off.

General Care

Type of Plant: Cold-hardy perennial for outdoor container growing.
Sunlight: Full sun, 6+ hours of direct sunlight, during the growing season.  
Water: Low-mineral water (50 ppm or less).  Set in standing water to keep media wet.
Soil: Equal parts peat moss and perlite.  No garden soil, compost, or fertilizer.
Winter: Dormant.  Mulch in USDA zones 6 or colder.

Care info will be provided.


  • 5
    Good for roach disposal

    Posted by Spencer B on August 16, 2020

    Already 3 new pitchers in the past 3 weeks, growing great, nice and purple. Good for roach disposal.

  • 5

    Posted by Jillian Goodell on August 16, 2020

  • 5
    Jeff and Jacob are the best!

    Posted by JEANNE ALOIA on August 16, 2020

    My purpurea venosa is happily abiding with other plants from Sarracenia Northwest!

  • 5
    Beautiful purple colors

    Posted by Gigi Munguia on August 15, 2020

    I will be buying from Sarracenia again. I purchased a few other plamts and they were well packaged. They arrived in great shape.

  • 5
    Great plants

    Posted by Dennis on August 14, 2020

    This plant came to me in good shape and after sitting in water for 2 days it looked even better. And yes I will be buying more. Thanks

  • 5

    Posted by matthew bailey on July 10, 2020

  • 5

    Posted by Unknown on June 7, 2020

  • 5

    Posted by Russell Luna on June 4, 2020

    This was my first purchase from this nursery and I was not disappointed! The purpurea are doing great and have such beautiful color right now, I’m excited to visit the nursery when they re open