Sarracenia flava rugelli Seeds


Cut-throat Pitcher Plant Seeds

Ease to Grow: Easy.
Dormancy: Suggested.
Native Range: Wet Pocosins of Coastal Southeastern North America
Zones: 7-9 (6-10).

Sarracenia flava rugelli, Cut-throat Pitcher Plant, is a very tall, nearly all green pitcher plant with a distinctive dark red throat patch. The tubes appear a vibrant yellow to yellow-green in full sun. The hood is large and often widely expanded. It frequently forms dense clumps of pitchers, and is among the largest and most vigorous of all Sarracenia. It is the dominant variety of S. flava throughout the Coastal Plain of Southeastern North America. It is often referred to as the 'striped or vein' form. S. flava rugelli grows well in wet bog soil. It has its best traps in Spring when they are considerably larger and sturdier. They fade by Summer and develop phyllodia (flat leaves) that persist through winter. The very large and showy flowers are yellow, and fragrant. They are one of the largest and most spectacular blooms within the Sarracenia. They generally bloom from March to May before the pitchers fully develop. This is a great addition to the collection or bog garden, and will grow in northern zones with protection. The name honors the 19th century Swiss-German botanist Ferdinand Rugel who was an avid collector of North American plants.

Seed Packs are fresh harvested in Summer, and stored refrigerated. Seed count is approximate, but reliable.

Note: Stratification is required to prepare seeds for germination. All seeds are produced from open pollination within our collection. Some cross pollination may occur, and seed offspring may or may not be true to mother plant. Growing carnivorous plants from seeds is best suited for the experienced and patient grower. See our webpage on Growing CPs from Seeds.

Height: 18 "- 32+".
Plant Type: Perennial, temperate.
Soil: Upper Bog or General CP Mix.
Light: Bright indoors, full sun outdoors.
Use: Grows well in the bog garden, greenhouse and indoors. It is an excellent accent plant.

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