Sarracenia Mix Seeds


Ease to Grow: Moderate
Dormancy: Required
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.

Customer Reviews

Based on 5 reviews
Kathryn J Haygood
Seed purchase

I have put my Sarracenia seed in the fridge to stratify so it’s kind of hard to write a review for them just yet. I also put 2 seeds down to germinate (assuming this is very fresh seed!) and we’ll see what happens there. Overall I’m excited about the possibilities of both projects! Thank you for making the seed available. 💖

Aquiles Martinez J
Mixed Pitcher Plant Seeds

I just bought them recently and I'm still in the stratification process. Although I expect good results since I have bought products from this site and I am satisfied with the service.

Chase Burrow

At first my order was mixed up, and they sent me two purpurea purpurea seed packets, but it was quickly resolved and I even got to keep the purpurea seeds for free! Excited to see them grow, the last seeds I ordered are doing very well, some are an inch and a half, lots of variety. Just a few pictures below of a couole of my favorites

Zachary Haleman

Only one out of 25 germinated but that could have been my fault. First time with carnivorous seeds.

Prompt delivery!

The seeds were delivered quickly and were packaged well. I just finished stratification and will be planting soon! Can’t wait to see what they are!

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