Carnivorous Plants II

saraceniapurpureasubvenusa (300x297)Sarracenia purpurea ssp. venosa – This subspecies is a southern native of Sarracenia purpurea and is found from New Jersey down to Louisiana. The pitchers are reported to be slightly more inflated, with broader wavy lids that can extend over the mouth. Flowering occurs from May to June, with tall nodding purple to reddish blooms. Grows 6-18″ high by 2′ wide. Zone 7.

dionscarletbristle (298x300)Dionaea muscipula ‘Scarlet Bristle’ – A beautiful scarlet to burgundy-red coloured Venus Fly Trap when grown in bright light. It was discovered in 2006 as a sport among green Dionaea during tissue culture propagation. The marginal trap hairs are missing and replaced by bristle-like growths, which also appear on the trap hairs. Grows 6″ high by 8″ wide. Hardy to zone 7.

droseracapensisred (300x295)Drosera capensis ‘Red Form’ – One of the most common Sundews available, this native of South Africa is also a rampant self-seeder. This form features rich red leaves and tentacles (with bright light or full sun) and bears deep pink flowers. It will eventually form a stalk with leaves 2.5 to 3″ long. Makes an easy to grow houseplant. Grows up to 6″ high. Hardy to zone 9.

dionb-52 (291x300)Dionaea muscipula B52 – A vigorous and impressive cultivar of Venus Fly Trap that was discovered as a seedling of ‘Carolina Giant’ by Hennig von Schmeling. It has very large traps (up to 2.25″ long) that are burgundy-red inside, contrasting nicely against the primarily lime green plant. Even young plants develop these large traps. Grows 6″ high by 8″ wide. Hardy to zone 7.

saracenialeucophylla (300x299)Sarracenia leucophylla (syn. S. drummondii) – The White Pitcher Plant is native from Missouri down to Florida and features white lids with heavy reddish-purple veining. The pitchers are usually green at the base with some reddish highlights further up. This temperate plant prefers full sun and requires a dormant period. Grows 20-38″ high by 1-3′ wide. Hardy to zone 6.

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