Sarracenia x stevensii

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Sarracenia x stevensii

Ease to Grow: Easy
Dormancy: Recommended
Native Range: Wet Pocosins of the Gulf Coast from Georgia to the Mississippi Delta.
Zones: 7-9 (6-10).

The Steven's Pitcher Plant, Sarracenia x stevensii is a tall southern naturally occurring hybrid pitcher plant. It has reddish-pink flushed pitchers with pink areoles (windows) that dominate the upper portions of the tubes. It typically produces many more pitchers than its parent S. leucophylla. Similar to S. x Juthatip Soper, but with narrower, shorter pitchers. It attracts many flying insects, particularly wasps. S. x stevensii has 2 trap seasons, producing a few nice traps in the Spring, but a burst of large vigorous traps in the Fall, when it is very showy and other pitcher plants dwindle. It prefers open, sunny, damp conditions, but tolerates semi-dry ones. Trumpets tolerate light frost. The showy flowers are red, and mildly fragrant. They generally bloom from April to May before the pitchers fully develop. Appearing white from a distance, these plants are a wonderful accent or spectacular group display in the bog garden. This selection comes from seed, and will show some natural variations.

Though the exact parentage of this Dutch hybrid is uncertain, it is likely S. rubra gulfensis x leucophylla.

Height: 8" - 28".
Plant Type: Perennial, temperate.
Soil: Upper 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 accent plant.

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