Sarracenia rubra rubra

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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!
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Plants You Receive

Small to medium-sized plants are shipped in 4-inch pots.  They are 1-2 year old divisions from select mother plants in the collection.
All cold-hardy perrenials are grown outdoors at our nursery in Oregon. Their appearance will change with the seasons.

April-May: Emerging from dormancy. Pitchers from the previous season will be cut off. 
June-September: Plants are in active growth. Best growth occurs in late summer.
October-December: Plants stop growing and wil have fewer pitchers.
January-March: Plants are still dormant. Pitchers from the previous season will be cut off.

General Care

Type of Plant: Cold-hardy perennial for outdoor container growing.
Sunlight: Full sun, 6+ hours of direct sunlight, during the growing season.  
Water: Low-mineral water (50 ppm or less).  Set in standing water to keep media wet.
Soil: Equal parts peat moss and perlite.  No garden soil, compost, or fertilizer.
Winter: Dormant.  Mulch in USDA zones 6 or colder.

Care info will be provided.


  • 5

    Posted by Scott Harvey on August 28, 2019

  • 5
    Excellent purchase!

    Posted by Dan Birch on August 20, 2019

    Sarracenia NW always delivers healthy, quality plants. Love em!

  • 5

    Posted by Alan Hykes on July 30, 2019


  • 5

    Posted by LAM on July 28, 2019