Sarracenia purpurea ssp. purpurea is the hardiest of all the Sarracenia taxa. It ranges all the way from New Jersey and deep into Canada. It differs from it's Southern subspecies, venosa, with it's shiny, waxy looking pitchers and the collar is generally less ruffled and slightly more pinched towards the mouth. The form heterophylla is an uncommon strain in which the all red color is absent. The pitchers and flowers are entirely yellowish green!
These are seed-grown from seed collected in the invasive bogs of England that have since been removed. There are some rare red plants from the wild collected heterophylla seed as well!
Sun: Full sun outdoors
Water: Always sitting in at least two inches of distilled or purified water.
Temperature: 20 degrees - 80 degrees, can even take temperatures from freezing to 100 degrees but only for short periods.
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.
Soil: Plant comes potted in a custom mix of four parts peat moss to one part perlite.