Sarracenia flava atropurpurea

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Sarracenia flava atropurpurea

Ease to Grow: Easy.
Dormancy: Suggested.
Native Range: Wet Pocosins of Coastal Southeastern North America.
Zones: 7-9 (6-10).

The traps of Sarracenia flava atropurpurea are distinctive and striking. They are predominately deep red or maroon on the outside, including the hood, and often red on the inside. Their color darkens to a deep purple by Fall. Undisturbed plants need full sun to develop their distinctive red coloration. It is a naturally occurring variety of S. flava throughout the Coastal Gulf, and is often referred to as the 'all red' form. It is highly sought after by enthusiasts. S. flava atropurpurea grows well in wet bog soil. It has its best traps in Spring when they are considerably larger and sturdier. They fade by Summer and develop phyllodia (flat leaves) that persist through winter. The very large and showy flowers are yellow, and fragrant. They are one of the largest and most spectacular blooms within the Sarracenia. They generally bloom from March to May before the pitchers fully develop. It is a great featured plant for the bog garden or collection, and will grow in northern zones with winter protection. Sarracenia flava was one of the first pitcher plants to be discovered by European naturalists in the 1600s.

Plants are shipped bare-root, wrapped in damp sphagnum moss. In it's dormant season, it will be shipped as a dormant rhizome with trimmed off pitchers. Photographs are representative of species, and not the specific plant shipped.

Height: 12" - 28".
Plant Type: Perennial, temperate.
Soil: Upper Bog Mix or General CP Mix.
Light: Bright indoors, full sun outdoors.
Use: Grows well in the bog garden, greenhouse and indoors. It is an excellent accent plant.

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