Sarracenia purpurea ssp. venosa “Reedy Creek”

Sarracenia purpurea is well adapted to year-round outdoor cultivation in my semi-continental temperate climate, to the point that the subspecies purpurea has been successfully introduced in a peatbog in the Jura Mountains, near where I live. Also, contrary to tall-leaved Sarracenia, it won’t have its pitchers filled with insects and get ruined in a few days, which is a major problem here and the primary reason why I don’t grow more temperate Sarraceniaceae.

February 2020

So here comes Sarracenia purpurea ssp. venosa “Reedy Creek” (see the Wikipedia entry for this location), a clone that is known for its great color and wavy lids. My specimen is a very nice 15-cm wide mother plant, originally seed-grown by Christian Klein in Germany, with no less than three offshoots.

Sarracenia purpurea ssp. venosa "Reedy Creek" in February 2020
The potting medium is made of 2 parts milled pine bark, 1 part grit and 1 part perlite—a mix that has become my standard for most carnivorous plants.

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