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Sarracenia pupurea - Purple Pitcher Plant
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Sarracenia pupurea - Purple Pitcher Plant

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This listing is for a pack of 10 fresh seeds complete with detailed cultural instructions.

This is one of the most widespread and hardy of all of the pitcher plant species and is found as far north as Labrador in Canada, making it a good bet for most cold temperate gardens. Naturally occurring in damp, boggy areas, they have developed to make up for the lack of nutrition in the soil by 'providing their own'.

Easy from seed, it will produce the charactersitic pitchers in the 2nd year from seed and is quite a long lived species.? As the name suggests the pitchers are green and purple and initially filled with a mix containing digestive enzymes which will digest any insects that fall into them.? As the pitchers age (each may last for two seasons), they become inhabited with a whole host of micro organisms and insect larvae which help 'recycle' any insects which fall into them and thus making further nutrients available to the plant.

Of all of the carnivorous plants, these are by far the easiest group to grow and will make fascinating addition to any garden where sufficient moisture can be provided.

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