Sarracenia purpurea venosa


Sarracenia purpurea venosa

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

The Southern Purple Pitcher Plant, Sarracenia purpurea venosa, is low growing with short, stout traps. The traps are similar to the northern variety, but more bulbous and orange with more pronounced ruffling on the margins of the hood. The external pitcher surface is covered by small dense hairs, and feels soft and flexible to the touch. It tends to clump and form colonies, about 2 feet across. In the winter it frequently turns a rufous red. Traps hold their color through the winter and for nearly 2 years. It is a fragrant, early Spring bloomer, growing light and bright red blossoms on a 10 inch scape, that flower before the new pitchers. Flower stalks and sepals last through the year, resembling green daffodils. It prefers warm summers and mild winters. It is native from Alabama to Virginia and is the only native Sarracenia purpurea south of Virginia. It is well-suited for terrariums and backyard bog gardens, even in the North with winter protection.

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 plant shipped. Veining and coloration may vary because these are a seed strain.

Height: 4" - 8".
Plant Type: Perennial, warm 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. It is excellent for terrariums.

Customer Reviews

Based on 5 reviews
Nestor R.
Awesome plant!

My Sarracenia purpurea venosa arrived packaged well and very healthy! It is already putting on some color and I am very happy with this new addition to my collection.

Great experience

Ordered a sarracenia and a VFT from CPN. Both arrived in good shape and have started putting out new leaves immediately. Appropriate size for the price.

John K.
Great Experience

I bought the Yellow Jacket and the Purpurea Venosa. They were delivered quickly. Best packaging I have seen. Both are in excellent condition. I’m very happy with the entire experience.

Starr White
Absolutely Excellent!

I purchased a Sarracenia purpurea venosa, and it arrived in perfect condition, was shipped quickly, and is a beautiful specimen. I will be ordering a second one for a dear friend.

Jesus Puga
Good Looking Plant

Plant arrived looking great. I was satisfied with it and it’s condition. Unfortunately, my kittens took a liking to it and chewed up all of the leaves. It’s been a slow recovery but returning and we will see how it does with the upcoming grow season.

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