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Sarracenia flava x purpurea - Catesby's Pitcher Plant

$ 22.00

Description:  Catesby's pitcher plant is the hybrid of the purple pitcher plant (Sarracenia purpurea) and trumpet pitcher plant (S. flava).  Catesby's pitcher plant is a variable and extremely attractive cross that is coveted by gardeners looking for pitcher plants for sale.   It is an excellent bog garden pitcher plant that won't dissapoint. 

The clone that is grown by Flytrap King Nursery produces spectacular red-veined open mouths on short, tubby yellow leaves. The foliage matures to a rich maroon and is most valued for its spring show.

The history of this clone is a bit of a mystery. It was purchased from the tissue culture lab and nursery "Shady Oaks" labeled "Sarracenia x 'Abandoned Hope'". It is much more beautiful and has a different growth habit than 'Abandoned Hope'!

Pitcher Plant Care: Plant your Sarracenia in full sun to part shade outdoors. Use a peat moss, perlite mix in a very large planter and keep it wet. In a bog garden, use a mixture of peat moss and sand. It is a deciduous perennial; it loses its leaves in the winter. Cold hardy to 20F in a pot and 0F in the ground.

Orders placed from the following states will ship Bare Root: AZ, CA, HI, ID, MT, NV, OR, UT, WA