Photo by taken at Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC
Sarracenia 'Ritchie Bell'
Ritchie Bell Hybrid Pitcher Plant
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Item #: 9886
Zones: 5a to 9b
Height: 24" tall
Origin: United States Hybrid
Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L)
Sarracenia 'Ritchie Bell' is the culmination of the pitcher plant breeding efforts of the late Rob Gardener and Dr. Larry Mellichamp. This vigorous hybrid involves Sarracenia purpurea, rubra, psittacina, and leucophylla. It produces 2' tall light green pitchers that are heavily veined red toward the top and solidly on the hood, with a few small white stained glass windows. In early spring, the re-emerging clumps are topped 18" tall stalks of burgundy red saucers. This amazing pitcher plant is named after NC Botanical Garden founding director, Dr. C. Ritchie Bell.
Flower Color: Red
Leaf Color: Purple/Lavender , Red , Variegated , White/Cream
Bloom Time: Spring
Container Role: Thrillers
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