Sarracenia rubra rubra
This is one of the most vigorous and resilient plant in our collection. Our original mother plant was purchased during the 1980s! Traps on this plant are short, topping out at 8 inches in height, but uniform and charismatic, especially on established plants. As a true miniature species, plant it with small sundews and flytraps, or in mini-bog planters for a long-lasting display. And there must be something in the nectar! Flying insects will literally squeeze themselves into a pitcher to get to lap it up. It's not at all unusual to see a yellow jacket stuck head-first in a pitcher with its legs sticking up in the air. In spring, look for small red flowers that look like chandeliers and smell like fresh-picked raspberries!
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 early 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.
The ruba ruba is just flourishing. I put it in a bigger pot and it's gotten bigger. I'm so excited.
Unfortunately, my package had gotten lost due to the budget cuts with USPS. For about a week I wasn't sure if the package was gonna make it. It did get delivered, and even though the box was beaten up, the plant was so well packaged and protected that it's now been a month since I've gotten it and it's growing strong.
Slow grower but now it's shooting some new pitchers
So far it's been a surprise and is happy. Return customer
Arrived healthy and thriving
Well packaged. Good shape and ready to plant.
Sarracenia NW always delivers healthy, quality plants. Love em!