image of Sarracenia rubra subspecies wherryi
Sarracenia rubra ssp. wherryi

is but one of several subspecies in the S. rubra complex. The best pitchers appear late summer-fall, shown above left. These are usually less than nine inches tall, with dense crowns on older healthy plants. The flowers, shown below left, appear with some of the spring pitchers. Native to parts of Alabama, most of the habitat and populations have been destroyed by land use.

This is one of the easier S. rubra to grow and propagate. It also lends abundant pitcher production to hybrids. Botanique has a lovely hybrid with S. leucophylla (S. rubra ssp. wherryi x S. leucophylla) which has beautiful deep red flowers and lovely gold-green and white fall pitchers.

S. rubra ssp. gulfensis, the all green form

(shown below) has yellow green flowers and pitchers. Some white patches are often visible on the upper pitcher. This selection almost glows in the bog garden. It also has been dubbed "Anthocyanin free" by some growers, due to the total lack of red pigment.

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image of Sarracenia rubra wherryi flower.

The flowers of S. rubra ssp. wherryi, above, are sweetly scented and vary from yellow (rare) to very dark red.
Image of Sarracenia rubra ssp. gulfensis, all green form.