Sarracenia rosea

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11602
$24.95
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Sarracenia rosea, a denizen of the hot wetlands of the Florida panhandle, appreciates hot summers and long growing seasons. In spring when pitchers first emerge, leaves are a striking translucent cream color with a hint of pink. By early fall, the plant transforms into a rosette of large, truly voluptuous pitchers, crimson colored and just slightly velvety. In winter, S. rosea will go dormant and will drop its leaves during significant frost. Look for light pink flowers in mid to late spring. Although we categorize this plant as an outdoor perennial. this is one of the few North American pitcher plants which we have found to be growable year-round indoors on a windowsill, without a dormancy. We've successfully been growing this species in a south-facing kitchen window for several years. The plant is almost 18 inches across! So, if you have a window with lots of direct sunlight and you live in a region with lots of snow, you can try growing this plant indoors instead.
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Sarracenia rosea, a denizen of the hot wetlands of the Florida panhandle, appreciates hot summers and long growing seasons. In spring when pitchers first emerge, leaves are a striking translucent cream color with a hint of pink. By early fall, the plant transforms into a rosette of large, truly voluptuous pitchers, crimson colored and just slightly velvety. The titular flowers, unique among North American pitchers, are pinkish-rose.

This is one of the few North American pitcher plants which we have found to be growable year-round indoors on a windowsill, without a dormancy. A plant that Jeff has been growing on his South-facing kitchen window is almost 18 inches across. This unorthodox approach to growing a Sarracenia may be a method you wish to try out yourself on this species!

Unlike other North American pitcher plants, the purple pitcher and most of its varieties are ground-hugging rain-catchers. They can attain impressive size over time, growing broader and denser as other species grow taller and wider, and attaining deeper coloration as others grow brighter.

In winter, S. rosea will go dormant and will drop its leaves during significant frost. Look for flowers in mid to late spring.

To differentiate this plant from its close relative Sarracenia purpurea ssp. venosa, Sarracenia rosea has a fatter lip and fewer undulations to the lid, and bears pink flowers. Sarracenia rosea is sometimes also referred to as Sarracenia purpurea ssp. venosa var. burkii, or "Burke's Pitcher Plant".
Plants You Receive
Plants are shipped in 4-inch pots with proper growing media. Plants may reach flowering maturity within two additional growing seasons.

Natural Habitat
Florida panhandle

Type of Plant
Cold hardy perennial for outdoor growing.

Size of Adult Plants:
6 inches tall.

Sunlight
Full sun, 6 or more hours of direct sunlight.

Water
Use mineral-free water or water low in minerals (less than 50 parts per million). Keep the soil wet by setting the plant in a dish of standing water.

Soil
Use 1 part peat moss and 1 part perlite (or washed river sand). Avoid fertilizers, regular garden soil, and compost.

Growing Season:
April - October. Pitchers will brown at the onset of winter dormancy.

Winter Care:
Hardy of winter frost. Mulch in USDA zones 7 and colder.
Large tubby red pitchers.

Reviews

  • 5
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    Posted by Joseph Nemmer on September 10, 2020

    Very pleased, nice mature plant.

  • 5
    Sarracenia rosea

    Posted by Margaret Smith sprinkle on March 18, 2018

    Sarracenia rosea beautiful

  • 5
    Great plants

    Posted by Raymond Goodrich on May 7, 2017

    Packaged amazingly grew to be beautiful first time grower and couldn't be happier with my purchase.

  • 5
    First time purchase

    Posted by Robert Stewart on March 26, 2017

    I was very impressed with the plant as well as how it was packaged. I will definitely shop with you guys again.

  • 5
    Sarranenia rosea

    Posted by Ben Baeza on March 5, 2017

    I got this faster in mail then expected came with two beautiful red pitchers and two more are growing

  • 5
    Sarracina

    Posted by Larry Logoteta on November 24, 2016

    Arrived in good condition. Growing quite well in my greenhouse. Thank you for the nice Sarracina.

  • 5
    Amazing plant and colorful and healthy

    Posted by gerardo vazquez on November 20, 2016

    I received most amazing plant can't ask for more

  • 5
    Perfect

    Posted by johnny hamilton on July 24, 2016

    Beautiful plant