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Sweet Pitcherplant Sarracenia rubra ssp. rubra

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Description

Sweet Pitcherplant is a native perennial carnivorous plant found in bogs, pocosins, and wet savannas from North Carolina to Georgia. This plant is clump forming. It is heat tolerant but drought sensitive. This plant produces fragrant flowers. It has many hybrids available, but plants sold in the trade are usually listed as the straight species.

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Tags:
#heat tolerant#moths#boggy#wet sites#NC native#Coastal OBL#food source herbage#food source pollen#Piedmont Mountains OBL#food source soft mast fruit#native carnivorus plant#moth larvae#pollinators#audubon
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#heat tolerant#moths#boggy#wet sites#NC native#Coastal OBL#food source herbage#food source pollen#Piedmont Mountains OBL#food source soft mast fruit#native carnivorus plant#moth larvae#pollinators#audubon
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Sarracenia
    Species:
    rubra
    Family:
    Sarraceniaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    NC to GA
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Carnivorous
    Native Plant
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Soil Texture:
    Sand
    Soil pH:
    Acid (<6.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Moist
    NC Region:
    Coastal
  • Fruit:
    Display/Harvest Time:
    Summer
    Fruit Description:
    Fruits are available June-July
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Red/Burgundy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Flower Description:
    Flowers are reddish-purple and bloom April-May.
  • Leaves:
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Theme:
    Native Garden
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Heat