Sarracenia rubra jonesii

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Of all the Sarracenia species, the Mountain Sweet pitcher is our favorite. Tall, golden-red traps form dense clusters per growth point, with dark purple veins laced throughout. The perky lids are tipped upward, like pointed red berets.

In late spring, pitchers have an orange tint, which matches nicely with its dark red, sweet-smelling flowers (almost like roses). In early fall, pitchers turn a beautiful shade of copper. By early winter, the entire pitcher turns deep red.

As a member of the sweet pitcher Sarracenia rubra group, it is indeed a miniature pitcher plant, growing to a maximum of 16 inches. And, like all forms of sweet pitchers, this plant has very small crowns on its rhizome, but each growth point can bear up to ten leaves at a time. This leads to dense masses of intricately ornate pitchers that add up to a stunning display. As with all montane species, this plant will slow down during the hottest parts of summer. It'll pick up again when the weather cools. It is very cold-hardy.

Plants You Receive:

Plants are shipped in 4-inch pots with proper growing media. Each plant is a division from select mother plants in our collection. Divisions were done in March 2016. Pitchers are expected to reach 6-12 inches during their first season after division.

All cold hardy plants are grown outdoors at our nursery in Oregon and experience the changes of the seasons. Care instructions are provided.

Please watch the monthly video for examples of how your plant may look at this time of the year and important growing tips for the season.

Natural Habitat:
Mountains of North Carolina

Type of Plant:
Cold hardy perennial for outdoor growing.

Size of Adult Plants:

12 inches tall.

Full sun, 6 or more hours of direct sunlight.

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.

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.

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A plant with subtle beauty.
To comply with the Endangered Species Act, we ship this plant only within Oregon.


  • 5

    Posted by Richard F. on September 26, 2013

    The customer service is prompt and first rate. Every order I get has been exactly as described on their web sight and well worth the money. All plants I have bought in the last year or more have been carefully packed. It should be obvious this is a first class establishment that cares for their plants AND customers.