Sarracenia x Love Bug
Ease to Grow: Easy
Parental Native Range: Wet Pocosins of the Gulf Coast and Southeastern North America
Zones: 6-8 (5-9)
Sarracenia x Love Bug is a stout cultivar with red pitchers, topped with broad arching red hoods. The trap tops express a modest hint of the delightful red and white coloration of its S. leucophylla parentage with distinctive veining and rows of white areoles (windows). It is a compact and vigorous plant that readily forms dense colonies. It prefers open, sunny boggy conditions, and holds its color into the frost. The flowers are red and fragrant, and generally bloom mid-season. It will stand out in your bog garden. Love Bug is a complex cultivar, (S. psittacina x (purpurea x minor)) x (purpurea x (leucophylla x rubra jonesii)), and is one of the Bug Series, compact/stout growers, from the Horticultural Program at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
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" - 8"
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