Sarracenia x Scarlet Belle

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Sarracenia x Scarlet Belle

Ease to Grow: Easy.
Dormancy: Recommended.
Parental Native Range: Wet Pocosins of the Gulf Coast and Southeastern North America.
Zones: 7-9 (6-10).

Scarlet Belle is a cultivar (Sarracenia leucophylla x psittacina) with dazzling red and white pitchers. It is a compact plant with low, bell-shaped pitchers accented with white areoles (windows). The traps are nearly completely hooded around the small opening. They grow rapidly and well in the sun and shade, and remain compact in size. They can grow from wet to nearly dry conditions, and hold their color into the frost. The traps darken in the Fall to deep red maroon. The pitchers of Scarlet Belle often last for 2 years. The flowers are small, dark burgundy, and fragrant. They generally bloom from March to May before new pitchers fully develop. Scarlet Belle is an excellent addition to the front of your bog garden or in your collection. It is uniquely spectacular and will grow in northern zones with protection. This cultivar can be natural, but is rare, and is know horticulturally as S. x wrigleyana. Dark red forms of each parent were used to develop this cross. It is an officially registered cultivar. The name honors Bob Hanrahan's daughter and wedding.

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: 4" - 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 an excellent subject for terrariums.

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Jonathan Patterson
Update review

Just a quick update on this beautiful plant and the new growth that is starting to happen. I believe this was dormant when I got it but as I said in my previous review I was able to split this plant into two plant. As the pictures show I have growth starting on both.

Thanks for the follow up, Jonathan! While dormant plants don't have the same 'wow' factor when you unbox them, it's healthier for the plants to travel when they're resting and you'll end up with better acclimated and healthier growth this season as a result. Thanks again for the kind words!

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Jonathan Patterson
Always loved these and finally got one

This came as a great starter and I was able to get two plants for the price of one. They both look really good considering they are just starting to wake up from their winter nap. Looking forward to watching these grow this spring and summer.

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