Tall Pitcher Plant
Sarracenia 'Decora'

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

Category:

Perennials

Carnivorous and Insectivorous

Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:

12-15 in. (30-38 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:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Herbaceous

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:

5.1 to 5.5 (strongly acidic)

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse

From seed; stratify if sowing indoors

Seed Collecting:

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

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

Regional

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

Deridder, Louisiana

Annandale, Virginia

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Sep 23, 2007, nme from Annandale, VA wrote:

These plants are native to North America and will grow anywhere with a few considerations:

1. Most nurseries sell carnivorous plants, including this one in the indoor plant section. This is wrong. These plants require most soil and full sun. They should be grown outdoors, never indoors and definitely not in a terrarium.
2. Some nurseries also sell these plants in the water garden section. If you see them there, get them, as they are grown properly and are a lot healthier.
3. In addition to full sun, make sure the soil is always moist. An easy way to do this is with African Violet pots.
4. These are not tropical plants and require dormancy during the winter (less than 50 degrees). If you live somewhere where the winters are warmer, you may need ... read more