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Sarracenia purpurea ssp. purpurea - Large
Sarracenia purpurea ssp. purpurea
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The purple pitcher plant (Sarracenia purpurea) has the largest natural range of all the north American pitcher plants, and consequently, it has been able to adapt to unique habitats. This form of S. purpurea is native to the Marl Bogs in Ontario, Canada. The Marl Bogs are rich in calcium carbonate and other compounds which makes the pH of the soil alkaline. Typically, Sarracenia are found in acidic bogs.
In cultivation, these plants thrive in peat moss/perlite mix, and we have never tried growing them in alkaline soil. The plants photographed above were grown in peat moss and perlite, and as you can see, they’re as happy and colorful as can be! When pitchers are formed during the summer, they tend to be a bright red color with a nice contrasting yellow-green color on the inside of the lid. During the late fall and winter dormancy period, the pitchers can turn dark purple under optimal conditions. Plants offered are well established, large, and have healthy root systems.
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Grow in full sun and keep the soil wet at all times. Like other American pitcher plants, these will go dormant in the winter and re-emerge in the spring.

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Very Large Traps October 17, 2016
Reviewer: KevinL from Coopersburg, PA United States  
The large purple pitcher plant that came in the mail from Predatory Plants is the largest I have ever received. Healthy, colorful and mature to say the least. One great plant from one great company. Thanks guys!

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Product Sarracenia purpurea ssp. purpurea - Large May 22, 2015
Reviewer: Lawrence Banachowski from Oxford, MI United States  
I got what I had viewed online and it was in great condition.

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  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
OMG!!! August 28, 2014
Reviewer: Ken Yang from St. Paul, MN United States  
More than I expected! The plant came in perfect conditions, and if that's not it, Mike also included a number of rosettes of FREE Sarracenia Montana! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

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