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Sarracenia Genus

Pitcher plant

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General Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilPeaty
  • WaterMoist or Wet

Description

Sarracenia genus (Pitcher plant). This genus consists of about 8 insectivorous evergreen or perennial species. They produce many petalled flowers, which are usually purple-red or greenish yellow.

Characteristics

Perennials, Deciduous or Evergreens, Herbaceous

Other common names

Huntsman horn

Origin

Florida, Canada

Interest and use

Insect catchers (insectivorous).

Cultivation

They are moderately to fully frost-hardy plants which need sun or partial-shade with moist, peat soil.

Propagation

You can propagate from seeds or by division in spring.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Prone to scale insects, mealy bugs and aphids.

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