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 are currently offering small and medium size plants. Both are open-pollinated, seed grown specimens from our nursery collection. Small plants generally have at least one mature pitcher and several smaller pitchers. Medium plants have two or more mature pitchers and several smaller ones. The pitcher plants will require another year or more to reach flowering size.


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2.5" pot, 4" pot

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