Sarracenia is a genus comprising 8 to 11 species of North American pitcher plants, commonly called trumpet pitchers. The genus belongs to the family Sarraceniaceae, which also contain the closely allied genera Darlingtonia and Heliamphora.
Pitcher plants are the largest group of carnivorous plants and Sarracenia is one of the largest pitcher plant genera. Sarracenia is an easy-to-grow US native plant, perfect for most gardens. Sarracenias are very exotic, almost alien-looking plants that have unusual leaf shapes and incredible colors. They make excellent garden plants in moist places in the garden or as container or terrarium plant. If you are a fan of growing colorful, unusual, meat-eating plants, then Sarracenias are for you. Whether it’s their unique foliage, fabulous flowers, or ability to rid the world of unwanted insect pests, Sarracenias are a wonderful group of plants to have. Carnivorous plants are certainly some of the coolest plants around as carnivory is so un-plant-like and fascinating to watch
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