Sarracenia purpurea venosa montana

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Sarracenia purpurea venosa montana

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

The Southern Mountains Purple Pitcher Plant, Sarracenia purpurea venosa montana, is similar to other southern varieties, but with hood flaps that nearly come together and close off the trap opening, making the hood appear conical in shape. The hood venation rarely reaches the margins, and is coarse and broad. The pitchers can have a reddish purple  tint in full sun, but it is often entirely green, except for the veins. 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 cool summers and mild winters. It is native to the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. It is well-suited for terrariums and backyard bog gardens, even in the North with winter protection.

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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