This is a beautiful cultivar of S rosea. It is prized for its bulbous pitchers that grow relatively tall and erect. The hood is veined with frilled margins making it quite attractive. The pitcher is thick with small hairs covering most of the plant with a larger concentration on the interior of the hood. Their color tends to be dark purple with maturity while the newer pitchers are greeninsh with nice veining. They do best in bog environments with quite a bit of sun. They do best in warmer climates and are found naturally along the Gulf Coast from Florida to Mississippi.
You will receive the exact plant in the photos (taken 3/16). It is currently in a 6" pot. It will be shipped potted.
An alternative name for this plant is Sarracenia purpurea subsp. venosa var. burkii
Sarracenia care: American pitcher plants like to be outdoors. They do well in full sun, bog environments. Make sure their roots and rhizomes stay wet during the growing season. If you must water them, use rain, RO or distilled water. They can tolerate high temperatures as long as they do not dry out. Sarracenias are hardy to zones 4. During the winter they will go dormant and stop producing pitchers. You can protect them from hard freezes and biting winds by covering with leaves and burlap during the coldest winter months. Make sure they do not go dry during this time. In the spring they will ‘wake up’ and produce new pitchers and flower if old enough.