Sarracenia x gilpinii
Ease to Grow: Easy
Parental Native Range: Wet Pocosins of Southeastern North America
Zones: 6-8 (5-9)
Sarracenia x gilpinii or Gilpin's Pitcher Plant is a naturally occurring hybrid (S. rubra x psittacina) found in Georgia and Florida. It has bright red, green and white pitchers with dominant areoles (windows). The traps are somewhat upright, and resemble a very colorful S. psittacina with white speckles. As cold weather approaches, the traps turn a suffused deep red or maroon. They grow divisions regularly, and form large full colonies. S. x gilpinii prefers open, sunny, boggy conditions, and holds its color into the frost. The dark red flowers are fragrant, and bloom early in the Spring before new traps are fully emerged. This is an outstanding accent plant for the bog garden, and is very showy in large numbers.
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: 8" - 12"
Plant Type: Perennial, temperate
Soil: Upper Bog Mix or All Purpose Mix
Light: Bright indoors, full sun to partial sun outdoors
Use: Grows well in the bog garden, greenhouse and indoors. Excellent accent plant.