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Sarracenia rosea 'Fat Chance'

Fat Chance Rose Pitcher Plant

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Item #: 11914

Zones: 6a to 9b, at least

Dormancy: Winter

Height: 8" tall

Culture: Sun to Part Sun

Origin: United States

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


Next crop available: 10/09/2020

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Sarracenia rosea 'Fat Chance' is another excellent Larry Mellichamp pitcher plant introduction, a selection of the Southeastern US native, Sarracenia rosea, (formerly Sarracenia purpurea ssp. venosa var. burkei). Larry made this selection in 1985 near Perdido, Alabama, for its larger than normal pitcher size. Sarracenia rosea hails from Mississippi east to Florida, where it can be found in seasonal bogs and lowlands. Sarracenia rosea 'Fat Chance' forms a dense 8" tall x 18" wide clump of slightly decumbent, fuzzy-haired pitchers that emerge green with red veins, but quickly morph to bright red, a color that holds into fall. The clumps are topped in mid-April (NC) with short spikes, each ending in an upturned umbrella-like flower with stunning rosy pink petals, backed by bright red sepals...truly a unique showstopper!

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