Sarracenia purpurea ssp venosa is a subspecies of purpurea with a natural range between Florida and New Jersey. It has a compact, low to the ground form and produces tubby and very attractive pitchers. Since it often natural grows covered amongst grasses, purpurea ssp venosa is typically more tolerant of shaded conditions than other species in the genus.
Much taxonomical debate exists concerning the southernly occurring rosea/purpurea plants. Some designate rosea as purpurea ssp. venosa var. burkei while others distinguish it as rosea. Based on our field observations, our opinion is that the populations are distinct enough to warrant separation; however, the matter is best left to researchers who are better equipped for taxonomical arguments.
purpurea spp. venosa f. pallidiflora is an anthocyanin free variant of the subspecies.
Bare-root rhizome plants are recommended for experienced growers only. Please see the terms associated with them.