Sarracenia x excellens #76
Common name: Pitcher Plant
Special notes: This beautiful hybrid Sarracenia has large maroon and white pitchers with unusual veins, dots, windows and ruffled lid. The pitchers are very sturdy and their color deepens by late summer. Hybrids known as x excellens are a cross between S. leucophylla and S. minor.
Sarracenia pitchers have nectar that attracts and traps insects. They are bog plants that grow best outdoors where winter temperatures allow for a cycle of winter dormancy, however pots and their water saucers can be brought inside for a few weeks if kept in sunny location.Family: Sarraceniaceae
Native to: Hybrid
Form: Specialized leaves become tall pitchers
Size: 12 – 24”
Blooms: Early spring
Attracts: Small insects are caught by the pitchers
Light: Full sun at least 4 hours/day
Water: Must keep the pot in a saucer with 2” water at all times. Use pure distilled water or tap water from EBMUD system.
Hardiness: Winter dormant, hardy to 10 degrees F
Soil: 2 parts Peat Moss: 1 part Perlite