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Sarracenia purpurea


A carnivorous plant forming low, fat pitchers often with red veining and red flushing.

The northern pitcher plant, Sarracenia purpurea, is widespread across Canada in the bogs and wet places of the boreal forest region from northern BC all the way to Newfoundland where it is the floral emblem of that Atlantic province. It is a carnivorous plant forming low, fat pitchers often with red veining and red flushing. Flowers resembling flying saucers occur in spring before the new pitchers emerge.

Common Name: Northern Pitcher Plant

Family: Sarraceniaceae (The Pitcher Plant Family)

Zone Hardiness: 4-8

Light: Full Sun

Height: 4-8"

Width: 4-8"

Primary Bloom Colour: Red

Secondary Bloom Colour: Green

Class: Semi-evergreen

Type: Perennial

Bloom Time: Spring

Soil Moisture: Moist, Wet

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: No



Deer Resistant: Unknown

BC Native: Yes

Native Habitat: Wet pinelands and bogs.


Geogrpahical Origin: Americas - North America

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