Sarracenia purpurea var. purpurea (NORTHERN PITCHER PLANT)


Northern pitcher plant grows primarily in bogs and other wet, often acidic places. Its native range extends from Canada south to Pennsylvania and New Jersey and east to northern Indiana, Illinois and Minnesota. It is bone hardy (to Zone 2) and often turns a brilliant red-purple with the onset of cold weather. Mature plants will send-up deep red blossoms early in the year, that are really quite captivating. These are followed by new traps and maturing seed pods later in the summer. Pitcher plants prefer full sun and relatively cool temps. We grow our pitcher plants in artificial bog gardens using a 1:1 mix of peat moss and medium perlite, topped with live sphagnum moss. See our info page for more growing instructions.

We have plenty of small plants in stock and anticipate releasing some specimen-size plants this fall. If you’re interested in the latter, check back in October or join our email list to receive notification. All our pitcher plants are seed-grown from our nursery collection.

** Small plants have several immature pitchers and should produce at least one mature pitcher during the next growing season.

** Medium plants have several immature pitchers, at least one mature pitcher, and should produce attentional mature pitchers during the next growing season.

** Large plants have two or more mature pitchers and should produce additional mature pitchers and flowers during the next growing season.


Additional information


2.5" pot, 4" pot

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