Plants: Sarracenia 'Dana's Delight' - Dana's Delight Pitcher Plant

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Sarracenia 'Dana's Delight'

The Pitcher Plant is definitely the easiest of all the carnivorous plants to grow and is excellent for beginners. Dana's Delight features a hood with pink tones and red veins on white.

Range: You will find these carnivorous plants throughout the southeastern and well into the northeastern parts of the United States, as well as into much of eastern and central Canada, where winter temperatures can go well below freezing.

Sarracenia Dana's Delight is hardy, zone 6-9. They can tolerate temperatures as low as 10-20 degrees F.

Where to Grow: Best grown outdoors as a container or potted plant. Excellent for the sunny deck or patio. You may also grow them in a pond or a home bog garden. Because of their specific soil requirement, avoid planting them in the ground.

Sunlight: Grow these carnivorous plants in full sun, with a minimum of 6 hours of direct sunlight for vigorous growth.

Water: Keep the pot in standing water to keep the soil wet at all times. Use mineral-free water for best results. If growing your carnivorous plants in a pond, keep the water level halfway on the pot. Avoid drowning the crown of the plant.

Soil: Requires nutrient-free soil that provides good drainage. A mixture of 50% peat moss and 50% perlite is sufficient. Never use potting soil. Potting soil will kill your carnivorous plants.

Repotting: Repot yearly to refreshen the soil and to aerate the roots. Do this in February through March, right before they come out of dormancy. Avoid repotting during the growing season.

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