Sarracenia House is a carnivorous plant micro-nursery based in Leicestershire, UK. It's the classic tale of a hobby getting out-of-hand with the plants having now taken over the greenhouse, parts of the garden and some of the house!
I (Gary) built this website for 2 reasons.
- To create an online catalogue of my carnivorous plant collection.
- To sell my spare divisions, helping to fund an ever-growing collection!
All of the plants on this website have been acquired over the past 7 years which is a testament to the addictive nature of this hobby!
When I first started collecting and researching Sarracenia I was struck by how many of the species are struggling in the wild, mostly due to habitat destruction. I therefore felt the importance of Sarracenia species being conserved by private collectors. My first mission was to collect at least one representative from all the species/ sub-species/ varieties/ forms on the taxonomic revision of Sarracenia by Stewart McPherson and Donald Schnell in 2011.
Here's the list;
- S. alata var. alata
- S. alata var. alata f. viridescens
- S. alata var. atrorubra
- S. alata var. cuprea
- S. alata var. nigropurpurea
- S. alata var. ornata
- S. alata var. rubrioperculata
S. flava var. flava
- S. flava var. flava f. viridescens
- S. flava var. atropurpurea
- S. flava var. cuprea
- S. flava var. maxima
- S. flava var. ornata
- S. flava var. rubricorpora
- S. flava var. rugelii
- S. leucophylla var. leucophylla
- S. leucophylla var. leucophylla f. viridescens
- S. leucophylla var. alba
S. psittacina var. psittacina
- S. psittacina var. psittacina f. viridescens
S. psittacina var. okefenokeensis
- S. psittacina var. okefenokeensis f. luteoviridis
S. purpurea subsp. purpurea
- S. purpurea subsp. purpurea f. heterophylla
- S. purpurea subsp. venosa
- S. rubra subsp. rubra
- S. rubra subsp. alabamensis
S. rubra subsp. gulfensis
- S. rubra subsp. gulfensis f. luteoviridis
S. rubra subsp. jonesii
- S. rubra subsp. jonesii f. viridescens
- S. rubra subsp. wherryi
- S. rubra "Incompletely diagnosed taxon from Georgia and South Carolina" (now established as Sarracenia rubra subsp. viatorum)
You'll be able to find at least one of all of the above on this website. Most will actually name a location where the plant (or seed) was originally from.
Whilst I love the significance of growing and passing on naturally occurring Sarracenia species, as a collector I am definitely drawn to the endless variety created by producing hybrids.
All Sarracenia species are capable of hybridizing with each other, so in nature, there are naturally occurring hybrids such as Sarracenia × moorei (S. flava X S. leucophylla), Sarracenia × catesbaei (S. flava X S. purpurea) and Sarracenia areolata × (S. alata X S. leucophylla). However, the real variety of Sarracenia in my collection comes from cultivated varieties or 'cultivars'.
I do also sow a small number of seed crosses each year, usually around a dozen or so, and hopefully one day I'll have something special appear that I can officially register as a cultivar with the International Carnivorous Plant Society.
Growing Sarracenia is my hobby and I can help you with yours, please do feel free to get in touch. I'll also be sharing the plants on my social networks (links in the footer).