Sarracenia rubra wherryi

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Sarracenia rubra wherryi has a thin layer of fuzz on the upper portions of the red-orange foliage, along with a rounded lid and a striking yellow-green lip. On large plants, multitudes of nodding red flowers in mid to late spring make this one show-stopping - they smell like miniature roses! This is a late season plant, which means it produces its most robust traps in late summer, right after when the heat peaks.  While most other forms retain some leaves in winter, this one will drop them completely.
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Plants You Receive

Medium-sized plants are shipped in 3.5-inch pots.  They are 1-year old divisions from select mother plants in the collection.  Last photo is representative of plants for sale.
All cold-hardy perennials 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
    Rubra whereyi

    Posted by Susan on August 13, 2021

    As always these plants come so well packed. The colors on this plants are beautiful

  • 5

    Posted by Nathan Miller on May 10, 2020

    The plant had a firm rhizome crowded with leaf buds. A week into May, and it still seems to sulk. But I've grown this plant before, and I expect it to be pretty tough.

  • 5
    Local species

    Posted by Philip Brookins on October 27, 2019

    S. rubra wherryi arrived in great shape. In fact, it is late October and it still looks great! I like this species because I have seen similar looking S. rubra near my house, so I hope the climate is great.

  • 5
    Excellent condition

    Posted by Matthew Fujita on July 31, 2019

    The pitcher plant was shipped perfectly, as always. It also had a threadleaf sundew as a stowaway...the first time I have a filiformis as an "extra" plant!

  • 5

    Posted by LAM on July 28, 2019

  • 3
    still early days ...

    Posted by Sandra L Lawrence on March 22, 2019

    It is still dormant, not showing any green signs yet.

  • 5

    Posted by Elizabeth Collins on March 10, 2019

    Fast delivery. All plants are good size and healthy. I planted then right away. One has a flower bud on it!

  • 5

    Posted by Daniel Thompson on December 2, 2018