Sarracenia x Lady Bug
Ease to Grow: Easy.
Parental Native Range: Wet Pocosins of the Gulf Coast and Southeastern North America.
Zones: 6-8 (5-9).
Lady Bug, Sarracenia x Lady Bug, is a stout cultivar with fat, upright, green and apple red pitchers. The flaring hoods are rounded, wide open, and an almost solid rufous red. The backs of the pitchers are laced with red veins around white areoles (windows), providing a spotted look. It attracts lots of insect activity with nectar glads around the red lips. It is very vigorous and readily forms dense colonies. It prefers open, sunny boggy conditions, and holds its color into the frost. The small flowers are very numerous, red and spicy fragrant. They generally bloom mid-season. This charmer will add color and grace to your bog garden. Lady Bug is a complex cultivar (S. psittacina x purpurea) x (S. minor). It is one of the Bug Series, compact/stout growers, from the Horticultural Program at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Named after the hood's superficial resemblance to the name sake insect.
Height: 8" - 10".
Plant Type: Perennial, temperate.
Soil: Lower Bog Mix or General CP Mix.
Light: Bright indoors, full sun to partial sun outdoors.
Use: Grows well in the bog garden, greenhouse and indoors. It is a nice addition to a tall terrarium.