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Sarracenia alata/Pale Pitcher Plant

Sarracenia alata / Sarracenia alata
Exotic flower produced in spring
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Exotic flower produced in spring

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Scientific Name: Sarracenia alata
Common Name: Pale Pitcher Plant
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: 1-2 feet
Spread: to 1 foot
Bloom time: Spring, Summer
Flower color: White
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun, Filtered Shade, Morning sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist, Wet
Rate of Growth: Slow
Water Requirement: High
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
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Comments: This is a carnivorous pitcher plant that is somewhat prevalent across the Gulf South where favorable acid bog habitats exist. Insect are trapped in the long tubular foliage and the juices digest the insects that provide nurishment for the plants. This is a popular plant in southern savannahs. The image above is of the nodding flower.