Sarracenia Mix Seeds
Ease to Grow: Moderate
Native Range: Wet acidic bogs of Eastern and Southeastern North America.
Zones: 4-8 (4-9)
The American Pitcher Plants, Sarracenia, are remarkable carnivorous plants with tube-shaped leaves that attract, capture and digest insects. They are tall and showy, often with attractive color and wonderful venation. The hoods secrete sweet nectar and act like umbrellas to shield the digestive fluids within the tubes from rain. Sarracenia prefer open, wet, boggy conditions. They generally have moderately fragrant flowers that range from pale yellow to maroon red, depending upon the type. They usually bloom from March to April just before the pitchers fully develop. Flower stalks and sepals may last through the year, resembling reddish-green daffodils. Provide for dormancy. These are great additions to any bog garden.
This selection of seed may include: S. leucophylla, S. flava, S. purpurea, S. alata, S. rubra, S. minor, and assorted hybrids. 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: 6" - 24"
Plant Type: Perennial, temperate
Soil: Upper Bog Mix or General CP Mix
Light: Bright to partial bright indoors, full sun to partial sun outdoors
Use: Grows well in the bog garden, greenhouse and indoors if dormancy is provided.