We've had Sarracenia alata v. rubrioperculata in the collection at California Carnivores for decades. Damon even took his senior picture with it!!! It is still one of our best alatas. It's always one of the first Sarracenia in the collection to start growing in the spring and the last to look rough in the winter. Mature pitchers can be well over two feet tall with an elegant shape. The pitchers are olive green except for the underside of the lid which is dark red.
Bare-root plants are plants that have had all of their pitchers cut back and they have been removed from the soil so you will only receive a rhizome. Have your soil ready for planting these up upon arrival! These will experience a bit more shock than potted plants so if you are new to carnivorous plants we strongly recommend that you check out our potted Sarracenia.
Sun: Full sun outdoors
Water: Always sitting in at least two inches of distilled or purified water, they prefer deep saucers of water or undrained containers in order to recreate their very water logged conditions
Temperature: 15 degrees - 100 degrees, needs protection from colder winters and always keep very wet when hot
Dormancy: All Sarracenia require a winter dormancy starting in October and ending in February. Many of the pitchers will turn brown and die back during this time. Leave them outdoors in full sun, sitting in distilled water during this period. If you live in an area that snows; over winter them indoors on a sunny windowsill in an unheated room or garage. Still sitting in full sun and distilled water.