Sarracenia purpurea subsp. venosa

Sarracenia purpurea subsp. venosa

Pitcher plant

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does not flower in July

Plant does not flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Sarracenia purpurea subsp. venosa
  • Common name: Pitcher plant
  • Family: Sarraceniaceae
  • Plant Type: Conservatory, House plant, Perennial
Flower colour:

Red

Foliage colour:

Green

Sarracenia purpurea subsp. venosa is a rosette-forming perennial, bearing rolled leaves ingeniously forming a vertical tube. Water collects in the tube, attracting insects. Once on the rim the insect loses its footing and slips into the water. After a short period the insect decomposes and the plant absorbs its nutrients.

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Sarracenia purpurea subsp. venosa thrives in nutrient-poor, acidic soils, and is therefore best suited to growing in a container of ericaceous compost. Water with rainwater.

How to grow Sarracenia purpurea

  • Plant size

    25cm height

    60cm spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Shade type: Damp
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Acidic / boggy

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do not Plant in March

Do not Plant in April

Do Plant in May

Do Plant in June

Do Plant in July

Do Plant in August

Do Plant in September

Do not Plant in October

Do not Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does not flower in July

Plant does not flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Sarracenia purpurea and wildlife

Sarracenia purpurea has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Sarracenia purpurea poisonous?

Sarracenia purpurea has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People

Plants that go well with Sarracenia purpurea

Cephalotus follicularis
Plants

Cephalotus follicularis

Australian pitcher plant