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.
Somehow these two plants went through a rough hailstorm with only very moderate damage. Although the purple pitcher plant lost a leaf and got its rhizome slightly harmed, it could have been much worse judging by the crater left by a large hailstone beside it. Phew!
Just arrived from Christian Klein is a healthy 15-cm wide Sarracenia purpurea ssp. venosa var. montana from Oakey Mountain, Georgia, USA.