Ease to Grow: Easy
Native Range: Wet Pocosins of coastal Southeastern North America
Zones: 6-9 (5-9)
The Sweet Trumpet, Sarracenia rubra is medium height with traps that resemble S. alata or a narrower, shorter S. flava; often displaying copper coloration. It has a network of fine red reticulated veins (vertical veins connected by fine smaller veins), unlike the pin stripe veins in S. alata. The upper part of the tubes contain faint areoles (windows). The hood is twice as long as it is wide, and grows close to the tube opening. Spring traps tend to grow with a curve. Its best traps are in late Summer and Fall. S. rubra is a prolific grower, spreading quickly and forming dense clusters of tubes. It prefers open, very wet conditions, but readily adapts to a variety of bog conditions, including tolerance of drier conditions. The distinguishing characteristic of this plant is its small, red, sweetly fragrant flowers. It produces more flowers than any other Sarracenia. They generally bloom from April to May before the pitchers fully develop. Flower stalks and sepals last through the year, resembling reddish green daffodils. It is an excellent addition to any bog garden.
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: 8" - 12"
Plant Type: Perennial, Temperate
Soil: Upper Bog Mix or All Purpose Mix
Light: Bright to partial bright indoors, full sun to partial sun outdoors
Use: Grows well in the bog garden, greenhouse and indoors.