Ease to Grow: Easy.
Native Range: Wet Pocosins of Coastal Southeastern North America.
Zones: 6-8 (5-9).
The Hooded Pitcher Plant, Sarracenia minor is a short southern pitcher plant with erect yellowish green pitchers, and a rounded hood that arches over the opening. The hood is frequently tinted bronze or pink in full sun. Rows of white areoles (windows) dominate the upper back portions of the tubes. The most common prey are ants. It tends to form colonies up to 2 feet across. S. minor is very showy, and superficially resembles the California Cobra Lily. The flowers are mildly fragrant (watermelon scent) and pale yellow-green. They generally bloom from March to May while producing pitchers. Flower stalks and sepals last through the year, resembling green daffodils. Pitchers can persist and hold their color into light winters. It is native from Florida to the Carolinas. It prefers moist habitats, but is tolerant of the upper, more drained areas of pocosins. It is well-suited for tall terrariums and backyard bog gardens, even in the North with winter protection.
Height: 6" - 12".
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. It is an excellent plant for tall terrariums.