Sarracenia x areolata


Sarracenia x areolata

Ease to Grow: Easy.
Dormancy: Recommended.
Parental Native Range: Wet Pocosins of the Gulf Coast of North America.
Zones: 6-8 (5-9).

Sarracenia x areolata is a naturally occurring hybrid, S. alata x leucophylla with tall, erect green pitchers accented with rows of white areole (windows) and broad scarlet red veins. The hood is tinted a pinkish orange, has wavy margins, and arches over the trap opening. As with other S. leucophylla hybrids, it has a nice show of Spring pitchers, but a great show of large, vigorous and stout Fall pitchers that can appear a rusty red. S. x areolata prefers open, sunny, boggy conditions, and holds its color into the frost. The flowers are fragrant, have a creamy pink color, and bloom mid-season. This hybrid is named after the plentiful rows of areoles or windows.

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 hybrid, and not the specific plant shipped.

Height: 12" - 22".
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.

Customer Reviews

Based on 7 reviews
Ronald Lambert
Nice plants

My third order and everything's been growing fine. Addie

Sandra Langer

Planted the Sarracenia and I see a new shoot starting. Should have ordered the medium size. Anyway, all is good.

Rickey Anderson
Sarracenia x areolata

This is another Sarracenia you have to have amongst your other Sarracenias.
So glad you had this one in stock.

Mark Bauer
Beautiful, but undeveloped

I was attracted to this plant by its colors and my lack of experience with it. I envisioned this would not only survive, but grow rapidly. Unfortunately it has done very poorly, which, of course might be due to my abilities to maintain the plant. However, I have concluded never to buy another plant this young, this undeveloped. I have bought other plants of the same "young," undeveloped age which also have failed to thrive. I have over 10 years of experience with carnivorous plants, most of which were obtained after at least a full year of development before being purchased. I have now decided these younger plants will be avoided in the future, favoring instead those more mature plants. This plant I purchased did not survive. It is not possible to place blame for the loss. It is not regret, but experience gained.

Arrived healthy!

I wish the site included a photo of what the plant looks like all trimmed down and ready to ship. I assumed the bare-root would be between 12-20 inches. Try six inches. I realize now, the measurement mentioned in the description refers to the plant height when mature. The post office decide it forgot where I lived even though they had delivered to my house for two years. Drama llama panic. Luckily, the package was received and the plant was healthy! I look forward to growing it!

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