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Sarracenia × mitchelliana 'Victoria Morley'
  • RHS AGM

A carnivorous perennial, with upright pitchers produced in spring, almost continuously in summer, and in autumn: they are 35-45 cm high on mature plants, with mouths up to 4 cm wide, the front lips of the mouths turned down, and above them lids up to 8cm across with frilly, upturned edges, and the pitchers are white veined with green and pale pink at first, then darken from the lid downwards until the lids are deep red and the pitchers are deep purple with pink patches; small red flowers appear in spring

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Size
Ultimate height
0.1–0.5 metres
Time to ultimate height
2–5 years
Ultimate spread
0.1–0.5 metres
Growing conditions
Loam
Moisture
Moist but well–drained, Poorly–drained
pH
Acid
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Red Green Pink Purple Red White
Summer Green Pink Purple Red White
Autumn Green Pink Purple Red White
Winter
Position
  • Full sun
Aspect

South–facing or West–facing

Exposure
Sheltered
Hardiness
H3
Botanical details
Family
Sarraceniaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Evergreen
Habit
Clump forming, Columnar upright, Matforming
Genus

Sarracenia can be evergreen or herbaceous, rhizomatous perennials with rosettes of phyllodes mostly modified into insect-catching tubular pitchers with hooded lids, and solitary, nodding cup-shaped flowers in spring

Name status

Accepted

How to grow

Cultivation

Grow under glass, keep moist in full light with shelter from hot sun. Use an acidic potting medium with moss. In winter, keep slightly drier, cool and well ventilated. Irrigate with lime-free water. They will generally lose some of their leaves over winter during a period of dormancy. Most Sarracenias can be grown outside in milder parts of the country, but care should be taken in colder conditions. Choose a position in full sun, sheltered from cold winds. See carnivorous plant cultivation

Propagation

Propagate by division in spring

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • Patio and container plants
  • Conservatory and greenhouse
Pruning

No pruning required. Remove dead leaves as necessary

Pests

May be susceptible to scale insects, mealybugs, aphids, and tortix moth caterpillars

Diseases

Generally disease-free

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