Sarracenia minor

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Ease to Grow: Easy
Dormancy: Suggested
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 scented) and pale yellow-green. They generally bloom from March to May while producing pitchers. With proper care, Sarracenia minor flower stalks and sepals last through the year, resembling green daffodils. Pitchers can persist and hold their color into light winters. This small pitcher plant 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.

Hooded Pitcher 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 species and not the specific Sarracenia minor for sale. Veining and coloration may vary because these are a seed strain.

Height: 6" - 12"
Plant Type: Perennial, Temperate
Soil: Lower Bog Mix or All Purpose Mix
Light: Bright indoors, full sun to partial sun outdoors
Use: Grows well in the bog garden and greenhouse.

Customer Reviews

Based on 10 reviews
leonard joseph

the sarracenia minor arrived in good shape and is now sprouting

Michael Beer
Plants as expected, survived abysmal USPS shipping abuse

I was prepared for the worst when the package dropped off the USPS tracking system for 3 days. When they arrived, the package was late, mangled and stained with something. However, the plants had been packed to survive. They seem to be doing well & have started to add a new leaf

Sylvester Butler

I love the plants.

Jay Holmes
The Pitchers Mary Treat loved!

The plants came through very nicely, well packed and looking good, and are in the bog now. I am working on a little bog garden for teaching. Using Mary Treats work with carnivorous plants to explore a little of the Nature of Science. These plants will be used to provide a student plant observation experience before diving into the writing of Mary Treat and her observations of "Sarracenia variolaris" (syn. Sarracenia minor). Great plants!

Sarracenias and Starter Set

I purchased a Sarracenia flava, Sarracenia minor, a starter set and a bag of Upper bog mix and put together a planter as a Christmas gift for my son. I visited him this week and am happy to report that all of the plants are growing and doing well.

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