Sarracenia × moorei 'Praetorian Guard' is a stunning, all-red Sarracenia × moorei produced by the Sarracenia national collection holder Mike King in Shropshire, UK.
The parents of 'Praetorian Guard' are Sarracenia leucophylla Large Pink-lipped, Apalachicola National Forest (L18) and Sarracenia flava var. atropurpurea All red form, Blackwater River State Forest, FL (F27a).
This × moorei seems to carry the robustness of Sarracenia flava but with details from Sarracenia leucophylla such as hood shape. Given good light, this plant develops a deep-red colour that almost becomes purple at its darkest.
National collection description: H260 Sarracenia .x moorei "Praetorian Guard"All red clone, own cross 2003 (L18 x F27A select)
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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.