Sarracenia x courtii
Ease to Grow: Easy
Native Range of Parents: Wet Pocosins of the Gulf Coast of North America
Zones: 5-8 (4-9)
Court's Pitcher Plant, Sarracenia x courtii forms a low rosette of pinky red, densely packed pitchers that curve upward at the rounded hoods. Small white areoles (windows) faintly occur on the hood and along the thick and waxy pitcher tube. It is striking in full sun when the traps develop their darkest colors. In the Winter it frequently turns a gorgeous deep reddish purple color. It is a slightly fragrant, early Spring bloomer with scarlet red blossoms that flower well before the new traps develop. Flower stalks and sepals last through the year, resembling rufous daffodils. It is a rare native from parents of northern Florida and southern Alabama, and is hardy to zone 4. It is well-suited for terrariums and the backyard bog garden north into Canada with winter protection. S. x courtii is a rare hybrid of S. psittacina x purpurea. The name honors 19th century botanist and hybridizer, William Court.
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 hybrid, and not the specific plant shipped.
Height: 4" - 6"
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. It is an excellent accent terrarium plant.