The little montana spent most of the growing season healing from hailstone impact. Although it was left cut in half down to the rhizome, and went through a stressful repotting just two months before the celestial event, I was confident in its ability to recover. It slowly did, and even produced a few offshoots. Sarracenia are tough plants!
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!
I like most variants and clones of Sarracenia purpurea. They are vigorous and robust enough to thrive in a temperate climate, and they produce very showy clumps. I finally got my hands on the variety montana—a plant I’ve been lusting after for a long time.
Just arrived from Christian Klein is a healthy 15-cm wide Sarracenia purpurea ssp. venosa var. montana from Oakey Mountain, Georgia, USA.