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PlantFiles: Pitcher Plant
Sarracenia purpurea var. burkii

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Family: Sarraceniaceae
Genus: Sarracenia (sar-uh-SEN-ee-uh) (Info)
Species: purpurea var. burkii

Synonym:Sarracenia purpurea subsp. venosa var. burkii
Synonym:Sarracenia rosea

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Category:
Perennials
Carnivorous and Insectivorous

Height:
6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:
12-15 in. (30-38 cm)
15-18 in. (38-45 cm)
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:
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

Danger:
N/A

Bloom Color:
Red
Red-Orange
Gold (Yellow-Orange)

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring
Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:
Grown for foliage
Herbaceous

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Very high moisture needs; suitable for bogs and water gardens
Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season
Suitable for growing in containers

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

Patent Information:
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Propagation Methods:
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall
From seed; stratify if sowing indoors

Seed Collecting:
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

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Regional...

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

Lillian, Alabama
Jacksonville, Florida
Gwynn Oak, Maryland
Poughkeepsie, New York



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