Known as the Northern Purple Pitcher Plant. This sarracenia is low growing with tubby pitchers. They are purple with green veins on the ruffled hood. The pitchers are stiff and upright. They can last throughout the winter months as well making them attractive all year round. They form clumps that can be rather large and sprawling. They are the only sarracenia that grows north of Maryland, some can be found in Zone 2! They are an early season bloomer featuring red to purple, saucer like flowers.
Available in a 4" pot.
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.