Sarracenia x Red Bug
Ease to Grow: Easy
Parental Native Range: Wet Pocosins of the Gulf Coast and Southeastern North America
Zones: 6-8 (5-9)
Sarracenia x Red Bug is a stout cultivar with rufous red pitchers and rounded red hoods. The pitchers are laced with fine dark red veins on a dark green background, and covered with distinct fine hairs creating a velvety appearance. The pitcher tops are slightly swollen and the narrow hood arches over the trap opening. Nectar glands around the lip attract many insects. It is very vigorous and readily forms dense colonies. It prefers open, sunny boggy conditions, and holds its color into the frost. The small flowers are very numerous, red and spicy fragrant. They generally bloom mid-season. Red Bug will add rich interest in your bog garden, collection or tall terrarium. Red Bug originated as a single plant that was a natural hybrid S. rubra wherryi x rubra rubra. It was selected for its delightful features and cloned in tissue culture to become one of the cultivars of the Bug Series, compact/stout growers, from the Horticultural Program at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
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 cultivar, and not the specific plant shipped.
Height: 6" - 8".
Plant Type: Perennial, temperate.
Soil: Lower Bog Mix or General CP Mix.
Light: Bright indoors, full sun to partial sun outdoors.
Use: Grows well in the bog garden, greenhouse and indoors. It is suitable for a tall terrarium.