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Pink and purple veined pitcher of the attractive carnivorous insect eating plant Sarracenia purpurea | Heartwood Seeds UK
Attractive deep purple pink and yellow flowers of a Sarracenia purpurea Purple Pitcher Plant within North America
Purple veined pitchers of the carnivorous plant Sarracenia purpurea grow amongst green sphagnum moss within a cold peat bog
Sarracenia purpurea Purple Pitcher Plant seeds
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Sarracenia purpurea (Purple Pitcher Plant) | 5 - 50 Seeds | £2.99 - £16.99

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Sarracenia purpurea - (Purple Pitcher Plant)

 

An attractive carnivorous plant from north-east North America

 

Only member of the Sarracenia genus that inhabits cold temperate climates

 

Fairly easy to grow: see below for details!

 

These plants are carnivorous on insects, which are attracted to the sweet secretions of the pink and purple veined pitchers and, once inside, often slip down into a pool of digestive enzymes

 

Attractive deep purple flowers are borne on stems 30-80cm tall, pollinated by bees

 

Prefers growing within either sphagnum or peat mixes

 

Plants should always be sitting within a tray of water - changed daily if possible, with rainwater being best

 

In addition, they should be watered from above daily, to keep down salt levels and oxygenate the roots

 

Hardy to -17ºC (1.4ºF) but very low temperatures may cause the pitchers to die down until temperatures warm up, after which they will grow back again

 

Please note: full germination instructions are printed on each pack

 

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 GROWING DETAILS

 

Genus: Sarracenia

 

Species: purpurea

 

English name: Purple Pitcher Plant

 

Plant type: Carnivorous perennial

 

Eventual height: Pitchers up to 30cm tall; flowering stems 30-80cm tall

 

Season of Interest: All year

 

Hardiness: Fully hardy to -17ºC (1.4ºF), very low temperatures may cause the pitchers to die down until temperatures warm up

 

Shelter: from very strong winds

 

Sun Exposure: Full sun, with cool root conditions

 

Soil: Sphagnum or peat mixes

 

Watering: Plants should always be sitting within a tray of water - changed daily if possible, with rainwater being best

In addition: they should be watered from above daily, to keep down salt levels and oxygenate the roots

 

Propagation methods: Divide plants with their own roots, or from seed

 

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Violet E.
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The seeds came up sealed,with germination instructions and in very little time.They look great and I would definitely recommend them.Can't wait to plant them!

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Mr R. Novak
Fast posting, good packing, recommended!

Fast posting, good packing, recommended!