Sarracenia Red Bug

(11 reviews)

Red Bug carries the adorable disposition of short, stout pitchers with little red hoods. It grows many leaves per season, but it is the late season pitchers that are most attractive. Color is brick-red over green, with prominent veining that bleeds into solid red late in the season. Foliage is arranged on small, fast-growing growth points that multiply almost exponentially. Pitchers on a fully mature plant will reach 8 inches tall. It's best growth occurs in mid to late summer.

Type of Plant: Outdoor perennial for container growing.
Height: Up to 12 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

    Posted by LAM on September 16, 2020

  • 5
    Excellent bug catchers

    Posted by James Burket on September 14, 2020

    See my Feist Dog review.

  • 5
    Cute plant.

    Posted by Jonathan Boynton on June 21, 2020

    small but it will be fun watching it grow. Very happy.

  • 5
    Happy with them!

    Posted by Marianna Fischer on June 17, 2020

    I had to keep them in plastic for a couple days after receiving them, but immediately put them outside with the correct water and they are currently blooming with new sprouts!

  • 5
    Exceptional arrival

    Posted by Krystal B on June 10, 2020

    Flourishing beautifully

  • 5
    HAppy Red bug plant

    Posted by kenneth eshleman on October 13, 2019

    The plant came in very secure packaging. It was happy during shipment and I hope even happier when I planted it in my man made bog. Thanks for the plant

  • 5

    Posted by Mark B on February 2, 2019

  • 5

    Posted by Sheilah Wilson on December 30, 2018

    Doing great

  • 5
    Super fast grower!

    Posted by Brian Jones on June 2, 2016

    Plant arrived with a few small developed leaves but has at least tripled in size in a month with over a dozen new leaves. Small for a Sarracenia but impressive color and vigor!

  • 5
    Great Plant!

    Posted by Jack Cook on May 29, 2016

    It arrived in great condition and my mother loves it!

  • 5
    Great packing, beautiful plants, large trumpets

    Posted by Lou Paloma on May 15, 2016

    Incredible packing job and great plant. I've got a 1 foot newly grown open pitcher already!