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Sarracenia purpurea
@ Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC

Sarracenia purpurea

Purple Pitcher Plant

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Item #: 743

Zones: 2a to 9b

Height: 6" tall

Culture: Sun to Part Sun

Origin: United States

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


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This is the most cold-tolerant, easiest-to-grow, and one of the most spectacular of the pitcher plants. The red-veined green pitchers usually turn a lovely blood red in fall. As with Sarracenia psittacina, the pitchers lie flat on the ground forming a 1' wide clump with the opening facing upwards. Sarracenia purpurea produces new pitchers throughout the growing season, topped with red flowers in spring.