Sarracenia x Bug Bat


Ease to Grow: Easy
Dormancy: Recommended
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

Customer Reviews

Based on 5 reviews
Looking good so far

My Sarracenia Bug Bat arrived dormant, as expected, because I purchased it in December. So, right now she’s just sleeping for the winter.
I am excited to see what the plant will grow into once the warmer weather comes.
Great purchase, great experience. Fast shipping, and the company cares about their plants and their customers. Thanks.

Emily Parish
Growing great

I got this plant mid winter, planted it in my carnivorous bog. Today it has grown a lot and we are in April. Zone 6

alexandra chace
Amazing plant

So happy with my purchase.

Excited for this one!

This lil' guy came in looking hearty and ready to thrive! I do question the packaging...the plant has 2 pitchers, one small and one pretty tall, so the tall pitcher was bent in half to fit inside the box. It was looking healthy at unboxing. After being potted for a day, that tall pitcher is quickly dying off. Maybe this is the usual way of packaging and I'm unaware. This is the 4th purchase I've made from this nursery and haven't seen anything be bent for packaging like that. The small pitcher is nice and healthy looking though, as well as the rest of the plant. I'll update when it's established more. I'm still happy with purchase from Carnivorous Plant Nursery (as usual!)

Is this a "Red Minor" of Sarracenia

I have purchased elsewhere over the years and a favorite of mine was Sarracenia "Red" Minor. The appearance on the photo and description are essentially synonymous with Red Minor. I found it to grow well and the brownish color became almost a red brown. Tall, stately plants. Grew well in Wisconsin summers. I will write a followup once I receive it and have some experience with it.

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