Sarracenia minor


Ease to Grow: Easy
Dormancy: Suggested
Native Range: Wet Pocosins of Coastal Southeastern North America
Zones: 6-8 (5-9)

The Hooded Pitcher Plant, Sarracenia minor is a short southern pitcher plant with erect yellowish green pitchers, and a rounded hood that arches over the opening. The hood is frequently tinted bronze or pink in full sun. Rows of white areoles (windows) dominate the upper back portions of the tubes. The most common prey are ants. It tends to form colonies up to 2 feet across. S. minor is very showy, and superficially resembles the California Cobra Lily. The flowers are mildly fragrant (watermelon scented) and pale yellow-green. They generally bloom from March to May while producing pitchers. Flower stalks and sepals last through the year, resembling green daffodils. Pitchers can persist and hold their color into light winters. It is native from Florida to the Carolinas. It prefers moist habitats, but is tolerant of the upper, more drained areas of pocosins. It is well-suited for tall terrariums and backyard bog gardens, even in the North with winter protection.

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 the species, and not the specific plant shipped. Veining and coloration may vary because these are a seed strain.

Height: 6" - 12"
Plant Type: Perennial, Temperate
Soil: Upper Bog Mix or General CP Mix
Light: Bright indoors, full sun to partial sun outdoors
Use: Grows well in the bog garden, greenhouse and indoors. It is an excellent plant for tall terrariums.

Customer Reviews

Based on 5 reviews
Chuck Monsanto

They look better than I could have hoped for!

Chris Zephro
Nice Rizome

He was definitely dormant when he arrived and I'm confident he'll grow into a beautiful boy!

Rick Prickett

S minor is growing a very small pitcher as are the 2 S. Leucophyta I bought from you.

Second review

I just wanted to give a quick second review because my plant came in dormant with no growth but I’m happy to say it is already starting to spring up new pitchers and I can’t wait to see how many I get this first year.

Jonathan Patterson
Dormant but ready

This one came dormant with no pitchers but had a nice rhizome so can’t wait to see this come up this spring

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