Sarracenia rubra gulfensis

(6 reviews)

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.

• 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.

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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
    My pitcher plants are amazing

    Posted by Angela on September 11, 2020

    This is my first carnivorous plant order. I was do excited about my plant and have been following the directions to care for it. Can't wait to place my next order.

  • 5
    Expanding my collection

    Posted by Dennis on August 14, 2020

    It look great and is looking very happy in water and the hot weather

  • 5
    One of my favorites!

    Posted by Philip Brookins on October 27, 2019

    My S. rubra gulfensis arrived in great shape with vibrant colors. I notice HUGE wasps hanging out by it...must be irresistible to them! Cannot wait to watch it grow a bit bigger.

  • 5
    Amateur grower in Texas.

    Posted by Amateur grower in Texas. on October 14, 2019

    Well, after I ran into the YouTube channel and I really wanted to grown the Carnivorous plants. I had order few of the plants from Sarracenia Northwest nursery to started. The plants arrived alive , well packed and the plants were in excellent condition. So far, here in Texas the weather still warm and the plants are putting out more pitchers- I couldn’t be any more happy than that to see my plants are doing so well! Thank you for being excellency growers!

  • 5
    Beautiful and healthy plant

    Posted by LAM on July 7, 2019

    Thank you for sending me a beautiful plant. I ordered Rubra gulfensis, but this one was out of stock, so you replaced it with a Rubra Jonesii. Beautiful plant and very healthy. I appreciate. God bless.

  • 5

    Posted by Bobby Bell on May 20, 2019