Sarracenia purpurea venosa - Brunswick Beauty

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Sarracenia purpurea venosa - Brunswick Beauty

Ease to Grow: Easy.
Dormancy: Suggested.
Native Range: Pocosins of Brunswick County, NC.
Zones: 7-9 (6-10).

The Southern Purple Pitcher Plant, Sarracenia purpurea venosa, is low growing with short, stout traps. Brunswick Beauty is a beautiful ruffled rosy red trapped S. purpurea venosa. The traps of a venosa are similar to the northern variety, but more bulbous with more pronounced ruffling on the margins of the hood. The external pitcher surface is cover 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. This naturally occurring variety is from Brunswick County, NC.

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 variant, and not the specific plant shipped.

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.

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