Sarracenia 'Night Sky' is a stunningly beautiful North American pitcher plant that has gained in popularity after it was featured in Nick Romanowski's excellent book, Gardening with Carnivores.
- Vibrant colored leaves
- Produces lots of pitchers, especially in the fall
- 24 to 30 in. tall
- Grows to 12 in. wide over 3 to 5 years
- Clump-forming habit
- Hardy in USDA hardiness zones 7, 8, and 9
In central North Carolina, flowers open in late April before the new pitchers emerge.
How to grow
- Full sun
- Plant in a peat-based growing medium (75% Canadian peat moss to 25% perlite)
- Keep wet by growing plants with their containers sitting in a tray of water
- Don't fertilize, they catch their own
- Only water with rain, distilled, or reverse osmosis water
Care and maintenance
After a hard frost, the tips of the pitchers may turn brown. Trim off the dead parts of the leaf to keep plants looking attractive.
Where to plant
Large tubs and bogs.
When to plant
Scarlet Belle can be planted any time throughout the growing season.
When will my plant flower?
Plants are flowering size and will bloom their first year if purchased before April.
Native habitat and range
The parents of this hybrid grow in bogs and savannas in the southeastern United States.
Source and origin
A hybrid between Sarracenia rubra subspecies gulfensis and Sarracenia leucophylla
|States||Cost per order|
|AL, DE, GA, KY, MD, NC, OH, PA, SC, TN, VA, and WV||$12|
|AR, CT, FL, IL, IN, LA, MA, MI, MO, MS, NH, NJ, NY, RI, VT, and WI||$14|
|IA, KS, ME, MN, OK, and TX||$16|
|CO, NE, ND, and SD||$18|
Sorry, we can't ship plants outside of the continental United States or to AK, AZ, CA, HI, ID, NM, NV, OR, and WA due to agriculture restrictions.When will my order be shipped?
All plants are shipped from our nursery in central North Carolina. We ship on Monday and Tuesday so your plants don't get held up over the weekend. Orders placed after Sunday may (especially in spring) be shipped the following week.Can I place an order and have it shipped at a later date?
Sorry, all plants are shipped within 8 days of placing an order.How will my plants get delivered?
Most orders are shipped via UPS Ground with some smaller orders being delivered by USPS Priority Mail.Are your plants shipped in their containers?
Yes, all our plants are shipped in their growing containers. The dimensions are 4.5 inches wide by 5 inches deep and 32 fl. oz. / 946 ml in volume.Do you guarantee your plants?
We guarantee our plants to be healthy, ready for planting, and correctly named. We are not able to guarantee whether a plant will grow in your garden as there are too many circumstances that are beyond our control.
On rare occasions, a plant shipped dormant may fail to emerge from its dormancy. If this happens, please let us know. If you are concerned about a plant, please contact us within 14 days to let us know. If we can’t help you make it grow, we’ll send you a new plant or issue a refund.
You can return your plants if you no longer want them once they arrive. To receive a refund (minus 15% restocking fee) the plants must be returned in good condition. Return shipping is the customer’s responsibility.Is there a fee if I decide to cancel my order?
If you cancel an order and the plants have been pulled and prepared for packing and shipping, there is a 15% restocking fee.What about sales tax?
We propagate our own plants and are not required to collect North Carolina sales tax.Where can I find information about your plants?
Here are some FAQ on how we grow plants.