Niche Gardens - North Carolina (NC) Native Pants

Sarracenia purpurea


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Sarracenia purpurea (Sarraceniaceae)
(sar-a-SEN-ee-ah pur-PUR-ee-ah)
Common Pitcher Plant

While most Sarracenias are indigenous to the Southeast, this species has the widest natural range and hardiness, from FL north to Newfoundland and inland to IA and Manitoba. Dark burgundy-red flowers in spring, followed by thick rosettes of prostrate pitchers decorated with red or purple venation.

Bloom color: burgundy-red
Bloom period: mid-spring
Height: 6-12"
Spread: 1-2'
Zones: 4-9

Container size: 3" pot
Price: $16