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Crimson Pitcher Plant Sarracenia leucophylla

Other Common Name(s):

Previously known as:

  • Sarracenia drummondii
Phonetic Spelling
sair-ah-SEEN-ee-ah loo-koh-FIL-uh
Description

Crimson Pitcher Plant is native to coastal Florida and Alabama. It is a hooded carnivorous plant that prefers moist and low-nutrient longleaf pine savannas primarily along the coastal plain. While not native to North Carolina, it has been introduced and has naturalized in the coastal plains. It has become endangered in some areas due to loss of habitat.

These plants can be grown at home in a carefully prepared bog garden. They can also be grown in a  container. Do not fertilize.

 

See this plant in the following landscape:
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#carnivorous#coastal
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#carnivorous#coastal
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Sarracenia
    Species:
    leucophylla
    Family:
    Sarraceniaceae
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    South East Mississippi to Florida
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Carnivorous
    Native Plant
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Soil Texture:
    Loam (Silt)
    Sand
    Soil pH:
    Acid (<6.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Moist
    Occasional Flooding
    Occasionally Wet
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    6b, 6a, 7b, 7a, 8b, 8a, 9b, 9a
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Type:
    Capsule
    Fruit Description:
    5-parted seed capsule
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Red/Burgundy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Flower Description:
    Nodding, red flower in spring
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Purple/Lavender
    Red/Burgundy
    White
    Leaf Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    The pitchers are erect, with white or translucent patches near the top. The flat hood is erect or ascending with a wavy edge. The lateral wing is not prominent.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Container
    Pond
    Landscape Theme:
    Water Garden