Sarracenia alata Red Hood
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This species produces substantial traps, flushed with rich reds and maroons, up to a foot tall. The jaunty, pointed lids are coppery, undulating, and raised a noticeable distance from the mouth. A thin lip dips into a pronounced, spouted "v". Leaves last well into winter, often assuming a nearly black complexion by December. Gulfensis enjoy the warm, muggy weather of midsummer with a long growing season. Look for red flowers with a charming rosy scent in mid to late spring.
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.
PLANT YOU RECEIVE
• Mature division in its second growing season. (NOT a new division.)
• Acclimated for outdoor growing.
• Shipped potted. Care instructions are included.
Photos illustrate summer growth. Pitchers may not be present during other seasons. See below for more information.
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.
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