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JLBG @ Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC

Sarracenia x catesbaei

Catesby's Pitcher Plant

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Item #: 3463

Zones: 5a to 9b

Dormancy: Winter

Height: 15" tall

Culture: Sun to Part Sun ?

Origin: United States Hybrid

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L) ?

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Sarracenia x catesbaei is a rarely offered, naturally-occurring hybrid pitcher plant is found in coastal plains regions from Virginia to South Carolina. Sarracenia x catesbaei (Sarracenia purpurea x Sarracenia flava) has features that are intermediate between the parents. The 15" tall brick-red and yellow-veined pitchers are held upright...until they fill with water at which time they reflex to a 45 degree angle. In late spring before the new pitchers form, the clumps are topped with 15" tall flower stalks ending in stunning display of bizarre flying saucer-like brick-red flowers. Like all sarracenias, moist toes, and dry ankles are the key to success.