Sarracenia x Love Bug
Ease to Grow: Easy.
Parental Native Range: Wet Pocosins of the Gulf Coast and Southeastern North America.
Zones: 6-8 (5-9).
Sarracenia x Love Bug is a stout cultivar with red pitchers, topped with broad arching red hoods. The trap tops express a modest hint of the delightful red and white coloration of its S. leucophylla parentage with distinctive veining and rows of white areoles (windows). It is a compact and vigorous plant that readily forms dense colonies. It prefers open, sunny boggy conditions, and holds its color into the frost. The flowers are red and fragrant, and generally bloom mid-season. It will stand out in your bog garden. Love Bug is a complex cultivar, (S. psittacina x (purpurea x minor)) x (purpurea x (leucophylla x rubra jonesii)), and is one of the Bug Series, compact/stout growers, from the Horticultural Program at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
Height: 6" - 8".
Plant Type: Perennial, temperate.
Soil: Lower Bog or General CP Mix.
Light: Bright indoors, full sun to partial sun outdoors.
Use: Grows well in the bog garden, greenhouse and indoors.