Sarracenia flava var. atropurpurea 'Waccamaw' - pitcher plant
Description: Sarracenia ‘Waccamaw’ is the most beautiful example of flava var. atropurpurea. It is originally from Green Swamp, North Carolina and was was imported to New Zealand by Christchurch Botanical Gardens in the 1980’s. The plant eventually found its way to Don Gray, who cultivated and registered it.
In the spring, new pitchers emerge colored bright red. The intense red color saturates the entire exterior of the leaf. In striking contrast, the interior is bright yellow, maturing to red with vertical venation. Phyllodia are produced in fall. It is by far, the most attractive Sarracenia flava in cultivation.
Sarracenia 'Waccamaw' typically produces 3 pitchers per growth point and readily forms a clump. It grows to 24 inches tall. A mature clump of this dramatic cultivar is an impressive sight. It is an absolute must for any serious collector.
Pitcher Plant Care: Plant in full sun to part shade outdoors. Use peat moss and perlite in a very large planter and keep it wet. In a bog garden, use a mixture of peat moss and sand. It loses its leaves in the winter. Cold hardy to 20F in a pot and 0F in the ground.
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