One of my own hybrids named for my wife. Excellent pink colouration throughout the summer months. This plant produces a second crop of pitchers in late August to September which are much larger than the spring pitchers, it also retains its pitchers well into the Autumn. Without doubt one of the most colourful Sarracenia hybrids around, really stands out in any collection. This plant has been awarded the RHS Award of Merit.
Stand these plants in a tray of rainwater from March to October in a bright sunny position. During the winter keep the plants just damp and cool, remove any dead foliage at this time. 3 year old plants sent out potted in a 9cm pot
This must be one of the best sarracenias available when it comes to colour. Starting off a pale to dark green the lids begin to turn a rich white with pink veining. This becomes increasingly darker and more vivid. In bright sunshine the whole pitcher will turn a fantastic magenta with the tube and lip part almost blood red. Viewed with the sun behind the colour would rival any flower. I've also noticed this species is very good at catching insects as the pitchers almost fill up in only a few weeks. I've seen hover flies, blue bottles, wasps and even moths caught! When this plant is fully mature it will be amazing.
greenhouse in Twyford
This plant is easy to grow. I stand the pot in a plastic chinese take away container, half full with rainwater from our roof.
It is very good at eating flies, and I may buy some more just for the kitchen. The pitchers soon fill up wth flies