Sarracenia x Bug Bat
Ease to Grow: Easy
Parental Native Range: Wet Pocosins of the Gulf Coast and Southeastern North America
Zones: 6-8 (5-9)
The Bug Bat Pitcher Plant is a tall cultivar with copper-colored pitchers, topped with rounded, arching, reddish hoods. The trap tops are narrow and express the delightful red and white coloration of its S. minor parentage with distinctive veining and rows of white areoles (windows). It is a vigorous plant that readily forms dense colonies. It prefers open, sunny boggy conditions, and holds its color into the frost. The flowers are dark red and fragrant, and generally bloom mid-season. It will stand out in your bog garden. Bug Bat is a complex cultivar believed to be, (S. alata x psittacina) x minor Okee. It was first cultivated by David Crump.
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 cultivar, and not the specific plant shipped.
Height: 6" - 16"
Plant Type: Perennial, temperate
Soil: Lower Bog or General CP Mix
Light: Bright indoors, full sun to partial sun outdoors
Use: Grows well in the bog garden, greenhouse and indoors