Sarracenia x mitchelliana
Ease to Grow: Easy
Parental Native Range: Wet Pocosins of northern Florida and southern Alabama.
Zones: 6-8 (5-9)
Sarracenia x mitchelliana is a frequent, naturally occurring hybrid, S. leucophylla x rosea, with sparkling foliage dappled in red, pink and white. The traps are upright and of medium height. They are green at the base, but broad red and purple veins, and pink and white areoles (windows) dominate the tubes, giving the full trap an exciting, brightly colored appearance. The hoods are broad and deeply ruffled and the lip is thick and deep red. As cold weather approaches, the traps turn a suffused deep red or maroon. They grow divisions regularly, and form large full colonies. As with other S. leucophylla hybrids, it has a nice show of Spring pitchers, but a great show of vigorous Fall pitchers. S. x mitchelliana prefers open, sunny, boggy conditions, and holds its color into the frost. The dark red flowers are fragrant, and bloom early in the Spring before new traps are fully emerged. This is an outstanding accent plant for the bog garden, and is very showy in large numbers. It is well-suited for the backyard bog garden north into Canada with winter protection. This hybrid was named in 1885 in honor of the American doctor, botanist/explorer John Mitchell.
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: 8" - 10"
Plant Type: Perennial, Temperate
Soil: Upper Bog Mix or All Purpose Mix
Light: Bright indoors, full sun to partial sun outdoors
Use: Grows well in the bog garden, greenhouse and indoors.