Sarracenia purpurea

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Sarracenia purpurea, The purple pitcher plant.  Red to purple pitchers with darker veins that attracts insects.  Native Americans used the roots as a diuretic, a treatment for childbirth-related symptoms and as an anti-diabetic.  This pitcher plant was also used to prevent smallpox and recent studies have confirmed that extracts from this plant can inhibit pox viruses from reproducing.  Zone 5-9. No need to fertilize, it can grow well on just a few insects it traps.  Young plants grown from tissue culture that have not yet developed full color, growing and shipped in a 3" pot.

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