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Sarracenia: The American Pitcher Plant

The genus Sarracenia contains 8 species. Sarracenia species hybridize readily and the offspring of this hybridization are also fertile. This has resulted in a plethora of natural & man-made hybrids. In the early days of Sarracenia study, botanists were confused by the profusion of natural hybrids, varieties and forms found in the wild. In consequence, natural hybrids were often given species names. These names are still used colloquially today.
     In our availability list below, obsolete species names are in lower case with single quotation marks, registered cultivar names are capitalized with single quotation marks, the less formal category "form" is indicated with double quotation marks, and hybrid details are in brackets.
     All of the Sarracenia varieties listed below can be overwintered outdoors in the Pacific northwest (zone 8), provided that they are planted in in-ground bogs or large containers.

 

Sarracenia species & hybrids

Name

Pitcher Height

Price: 3.5" pot

Price: 5.5" pot

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Sarracenia alata

Tall

$12.00

$18.00

Sarracenia alata "Red Lid form"

Tall

$12.00

n/a

Sarracenia alata "Red Tube form"

Tall

$12.00

n/a

Sarracenia alata x minor (syn: 'milata')

Tall

$12.00

$18.00

Sarracenia 'Cobra Nest'

Medium

$12.00

n/a

Sarracenia psittacina x purpurea (syn: 'courtii')

Low

$12.00

n/a

Sarracenia 'Dixie Lace'

Medium

$12.00

$18.00

Sarracenia 'Excellens'

Medium

n/a

n/a

Sarracenia flava "All Green form"

Tall

$12.00

$18.00

Sarracenia flava "Typical form" syn: "Cut Throat form"

Tall

$12.00

n/a

Sarracenia flava var. atropurpurea

Tall

$12.00

n/a

Sarracenia flava var. cupurea

Tall

$12.00

$18.00

Sarracenia flava var. ornata

Tall

$12.00

$18.00

Sarracenia flava var. ornata "Cut Throat form"

Tall

$12.00

n/a

Sarracenia flava x minor (syn: 'harperi')

Tall

$12.00

n/a

Sarracenia flava x purpurea (syn: 'catesbaei')

Medium

$12.00

n/a

Sarracenia 'Flies Demise'  [rubra wherryi x purpurea x rubra]

Medium

$12.00

$18.00

Sarracenia 'Judith Hindle'

Tall

$10.00

$18.00

Sarracenia leucophylla

Tall

$12.00

$18.00

Sarracenia leucophylla 'Tarnok'  {double flowered form of above}

Tall

$10.00

$18.00

Sarracenia leucophylla x psittacina (syn: 'wrigleyana')

Medium

$12.00

$18.00

Sarracenia leucophylla x purpurea

Medium

$12.00

$18.00

Sarracenia leucophylla x rubra (syn: 'readii)

Tall

$12.00

$18.00

Sarracenia leucophylla x 'willissii'

Tall

$10.00

$18.00

Sarracenia minor

Tall

$12.00

n/a

Sarracenia minor x flava

Tall

$12.00

n/a

Sarracenia minor x oreophila

Tall

$12.00

n/a

Sarracenia minor x rubra (syn: 'rehderi)

Tall

$12.00

n/a

Sarracenia oreophila

Tall

$12.00

$18.00

Sarracenia oreophila x alata (syn: 'Lime Ice')

Medium

$12.00

n/a

Sarracenia (oreophila 'Sand Mountain' x flava) x 'leucophylla'

Tall

$12.00

n/a

Sarracenia psittacina

Low

$12.00

n/a

Sarracenia purpurea ssp. purpurea

Low

n/a

$18.00

Sarracenia purpurea ssp. venosa

Low

$12.00

n/a

Sarracenia purpurea x rubra (syn: 'chelsonii)

Medium

$12.00

n/a

Sarracenia rubra

Medium

$12.00

n/a

Sarracenia rubra "Long Lidded form"

Tall

$12.00

$18.00

Sarracenia rubra ssp. gulfensis

Tall

$12.00

$18.00

Sarracenia rubra ssp. jonesii

Tall

$12.00

$18.00

Sarracenia rubra ssp. wherryi

Tall

$12.00

$18.00

Sarracenia rubra ssp. wherryi, *origin: Baldwin, Alabama

Tall

$12.00

$18.00

Sarracenia rubra ssp. wherryi, *origin: Washington, North Carolina

Tall

$12.00

$18.00

         
 
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