Fall color: Sarracenia purpurea and Vaccinium macrocarpon

OK. Back to gardening for awhile.

These two water-garden plants are at their best now.

Sarracenia purpurea and Vaccinium macrocarpon

Sarracenia purpurea and Vaccinium macrocarpon

Sarracenia purpurea and Vaccinium macrocarpon

Sarracenia purpurea and Vaccinium macrocarpon

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9 thoughts on “Fall color: Sarracenia purpurea and Vaccinium macrocarpon”

  1. Are these in the ground or do you have a bog planter potted up? If so do you have to bring it inside someplace to overwinter it? The colors are beautiful.

  2. Beautiful photos, the colors remind me of something fresh ready for the grill. I too would be interested in how you grow them.

  3. They’re just in a plastic pot on a ledge in just a couple inches of water in the water garden. They stay put there all winter.

    I remember when I first bought them from a fellow member of our local rock garden society chapter, I too, thought the pitcher plants must require some special TLC. He assured me that they are tough little critters. And they are.

  4. Do they freeze? We have hardy water lilies in pots that we put down at the bottom of our pond which is about 3 feet deep. We use a stock tank heather and an aerator and the pond usually doesn’t freeze to the bottom but that depends on snow cover here in southern Wisconsin (zone 5). I’ve got one pitcher plant in a boggy spot but it is barely surviving so I am thinking maybe I should treat it like the lilies … yours are stunning.

  5. I’ve seen pitcher plants growing on top of a mountain in Gros Morne National Park in Nfld (where they are, incidentally, the provincial flower). Purpurea are hardy to zone 2 – so -50 to -40 F. There is a subspecies (and some other species as well) that are more zone 7-8. Very tough, very cool.

  6. Matriarchy: I bet that you could grow these in a pot with no drainage holes, no problem. An old metal bucket or plastic container that won’t mind freezing and thawing over winter.

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