Pitcher Perfect

Pitcher plant (Sarracenia sp.)
May 23, 2017
pete prown

pitcherThe Horticulture staff at Bartram’s Garden is known for their expertise with all sorts of strange and wonderful plants, and here’s a good example — a blooming Sarracenia x catesbaei *. This carnivorous hybrid pitcher plant is rated as a “high maintenance” specimen by the Missouri Botanic Garden, requiring the perfect conditions to survive and bloom, often in a bog garden.

Our pitcher plants and bog specimens sit in special troughs by the pond. No question,Sarracenia x catesbaei is a gem of a plant.

[*If you want to pronounce this bit of tongue-twisting botantical Latin, give it a try phonetically: “sarah-seen-eee-uh / kate-spee-eye“. The “x” means its a hybrid.]

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