Sarracenia x UNC Hybrid 'Lady Bug'
S. 'Ladybug' is one of several complex hybrids developed by Larry Mellichamp at the Univ. of North Carolina. Parentage Sarracenia psittacina x purpurea x minor, 'Ladybug,' is known for it's free forming of short stocky pitchers 8 in clump form around a central rosette. The pitcher, a modified leaf, enables the Sarracenia to trap insects which provide nutrients unavailable in the highly acidic boggy environs. Anthocyanin, a colored pigment, gives 'Ladybug,' it's red coloration and the more sun the deeper the red; it's up to you! Hardy to zone 5.