Sarracenia rubra wherryi x alabamensis wherryi
Ease to Grow: Easy
Native Range: Wet Pocosins of coastal Southeastern North America
Zones: 6-9 (5-9)
Sarracenia rubra wherryi x alabamensis wherryi is a complex hybrid that grows low to medium in height with traps that resemble S. alata or a narrower, shorter S. flava. It has a network of fine red reticulated veins (vertical veins connected by fine smaller veins), unlike the pin stripe veins in S. alata. Spring traps tend to grow with a curve. Its best traps are in late Summer and Fall. This hybrid is a prolific grower, spreading quickly and forming dense clusters of tubes. It prefers open, very wet conditions, but readily adapts to a variety of bog conditions, including tolerance of drier conditions. The distinguishing characteristic of this plant is its small, red, sweetly fragrant flowers. It produces more flowers than any other Sarracenia. They generally bloom from April to May before the pitchers fully develop. Flower stalks and sepals last through the year, resembling reddish green daffodils. It is an excellent addition to any bog garden.
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: 8" - 12"
Plant Type: Perennial, Temperate
Soil: Upper Bog Mix or All Purpose Mix
Light: Bright to partial bright indoors, full sun to partial sun outdoors
Use: Grows well in the bog garden, greenhouse and indoors.