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PlantFiles: Hybrid Pitcher Plant
Sarracenia 'Love Bug'

Family: Sarraceniaceae
Genus: Sarracenia (sar-uh-SEN-ee-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Love Bug

One member has or wants this plant for trade.

Carnivorous and Insectivorous

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)
12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade


Bloom Color:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring

Grown for foliage

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings
Very high moisture needs; suitable for bogs and water gardens
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
By dividing the rootball
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive druidjo On May 8, 2012, druidjo from Byesville, OH wrote:

I have 5 pitcher plants that I planted at the end of our bog. I actually only planted 3 of them. They are quite attractive and make an excellent contrast to the cat tails that I have. I plan to purchase several more to place around the bog. The small frogs like to play inside of them and the plants do not eat the frogs. Not sure why that is, but I don't like frog legs either. They do well in shadey areas as well as in full sun. If you have a rain garden or a spot that never dries up in your yard, these are gorgeous, especially after they get established, and they will love the water. I am not sure how they propagate, as mine have only produced 2 new plants in 3 years.

Positive Meehlticket On Feb 20, 2012, Meehlticket from Daphne, AL (Zone 8b) wrote:

My plant is a Mr. Lincoln X Rosa I purchased from Home Depot three years ago and it is HUGE. The branches have reached the roof of our house. I cut long stems when I cut a blossom for a vase as an attempt to make the bush shorter. Lovely blossoms all year except for the hottest part of July and August and the cold months of late December and January and February Lovely smell and huge blossoms that are a rich, glistening red that make this rose bush a hit for me.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Daphne, Alabama
Wilmington, Delaware
Gwynn Oak, Maryland
Byesville, Ohio
Portland, Oregon

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