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 8 reviews
Healthy, dormant

Arrived in excellent condition! Dormant, wrapped in damp sphagnum moss and paper towel. Potted it up, set the pot in container of water and now waiting for spring growth to begin!

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 A Bauer, MD
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.

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