Sarracenia purpurea, being native to the North America continent, should not be expected to be found growing wild in Ireland. However, there are populations of Sarracenia purpurea subsp. purpurea that have naturalised into County Roscommon!
In appearance, it looks much like other purpureas. It does grow noticeably rapidly compared to others in the collection. As you would expect, being naturalised in Ireland, it also grows great outside of the greenhouse. It is the ideal candidate for a bog garden or container that is exposed to the UK weather!
Carnivorous Plants Newsletter: Carnivorous Plants in Ireland - Sarracenia
Plant Size On Offer
Plant photos usually show 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 right 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.