Formally known as Sarracenia 'Barbapapa', this is the first Sarracenia to join the Sarracenia House collection! Some say it's the one that started it all!
Sarracenia 'Barba' is clearly a hybrid that contains Sarracenia purpurea but we cannot determine the exact parentage. Possibly something like (S. flava X S. purpurea) X S. purpurea, but that's just an educated guess.
The colours and veination are quite striking as the pitchers transition from green to red. This is a lovely plant if you want something that doesn't grow too tall and is an excellent addition to an outdoors bog garden as well.
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Plant Size On Offer
Plant photos are usually of the mother plant, not the smaller divisions offered for sale.
Divisions taken from mother plants are planted into 9cm pots. The size of divisions can vary greatly and will always be sent largest first. If you'd like to know the size of a plant before ordering, please feel free to get in touch.
Sarracenia plants are incredibly easy to care for, given the correct conditions. An unheated greenhouse is an ideal location for Sarracenia, they can be grown outside in the UK but a greenhouse provides a longer growing season. Here are the 3 golden rules for healthy Sarracenia.
- Provide as much sun as possible.
- Keep their pots sat in 1-2cm of rainwater.
- Use acidic soil. A 1:1 peat moss & perlite mix is typical but you can also research peat-free alternatives.
Click here to read a more in-depth guide to growing Sarracenia in the UK.