Sarracenia purpurea ssp. venosa var. montana

I like most variants and clones of S. purpurea. They are vigorous and robust enough to thrive in a semi-continental climate and produce very showy clumps. Also, contrary to tall-leaved pitcher plants, they will not get filled with insects and rot after a few days, which is a major problem here and the reason why I don’t grow more Sarracenia, as well as the outstanding Darlingtonia californica. I finally got my hands on the variety montana—a plant I’ve been lusting after for a long time.

June 2019

Just arrived from Christian Klein is a healthy 15-cm wide Sarracenia purpurea ssp. venosa var. montana from Oakey Mountain, Georgia, USA.

Sarracenia purpurea ssp. venosa var. montana bare root
The plant was packed with some suitably wet paper towel to ensure good hydration while it made its way to its new home.
Sarracenia purpurea ssp. venosa var. montana just repotted
I potted it alongside Sarracenia (alata ‘Night’ × leucophylla) × alata ‘Night’, in full sunlight and with a heat wave taking its toll. I have no concern though, these plants are tough.