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Sarracenia purpurea

Common Name(s):

Phonetic Spelling
sair-ah-SEEN-ee-ah pur-PUR-ee-ah
Description

Native to coastal Mississippi, Alabama, North Carolina, New Jersey; grow in sun for best color; underground rhizome may live 20 or 30 years; also feeds on spiders, smal frogs, mites, etc.; hardy to zone 3

See this plant in the following landscapes:
Pitcher Plant Planter Carnivorous Plant Garden - Stanley Rehder Wilmington, NC
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'S. purpurea gibbosa'
  • 'Subspecies'
'S. purpurea gibbosa', 'Subspecies'
Tags:
#NC native
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'S. purpurea gibbosa'
  • 'Subspecies'
'S. purpurea gibbosa', 'Subspecies'
Tags:
#NC native
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Sarracenia
    Species:
    purpurea
    Family:
    Sarraceniaceae
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Canada and North Eastern U.S.A
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Carnivorous
    Native Plant
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Green
    Purple/Lavender
    Flower Description:
    2.5" red-purple or greenish-purple flowers hand down on a single stem
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Green
    Purple/Lavender
    Variegated
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Evergreen leaves slender at the base, widening in the middle. Green, variegated or suffused with reddish-purple, wide mouth lid. Deep red with prominent veining of the hood. Downward pointing spines line the throat.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No