Sarracenia x swaniana

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Sarracenia x swaniana

Ease to Grow: Easy.
Dormancy: Recommended.
Parental Native Range: Wet Pocosins from northern Florida to the Carolina.
Zones: 6-8 (5-9).

Sarracenia x swaniana is a rare, naturally occurring hybrid, S. minor x purpurea, with nearly solid orangey-red pitchers, a rounded hood, and a predominant midrib wing. It looks a bit like fat, large, red, winged cigars curved upward. It is of moderate height with traps that curve towards the midrib and give the plant an "arching" look. There are faint areoles (wings) on the back necks of the pitchers. It has good pitchers from early Spring through Winter. As the seasons pass, they turn a deep red maroon. S. x swaniana prefers open, sunny, boggy conditions. The dark red flowers are fragrant, and bloom in early Spring providing curious interest to the bog garden or terrarium. This naturally occurring hybrid was written about as early as 1858 in The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture.

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 General CP Mix.
Light: Bright indoors, full sun to partial sun outdoors.
Use: Grows well in the bog garden, greenhouse and indoors. Curious feature plant.

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