Sarracenia x Red Apache
Ease to Grow: Easy
Native Range: Peat Bogs of Eastern and Northern North America
Zones: 2-7 (2-8)
The Red Apache Pitcher Plant is low growing with short, stout traps, often showing burgundy color and red veins in full sun. In the winter it frequently turns a gorgeous deep reddish purple color. The external pitcher surface is waxy and feels hard to the touch. It tends to clump and form colonies, about 4+ feet across. Traps hold their color through the winter and for nearly 2 years. It is a fragrant, early spring bloomer, growing deep red blossoms on 12 inch scapes that flower well before the new traps develop. Flower stalks and sepals last through the year, resembling green daffodils. It prefers mild summers and cold winters. Red Apache is a new unofficial cultivar.
Plants shipped bare-root, wrapped in damp sphagnum. In it's dormant season, it will be shipped as a dormant rhizome with trimmed off pitchers. Photographs are representative of the cultivar, and not the plants shipped.
Height: 4" - 8"
Plant Type: Perennial, cold 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.