Sarracenia x UNC Hybrid 'Love Bug'
S. 'Lovebug' is one of several complex hybrids developed by Larry Mellichamp at the Univ. of North Carolina. Parentage (Sarracenia psittacina x purpurea x minor x [Sarracenia purpurea x Sarracenia x jonesii] 'Lovebug,' has a compact habit 8-10" and freely forms many deep red narrow pitchers. Pitchers are a modified leaf that enable the plant to trap insects which provide nutrients unavailable in boggy environs. S. 'Lovebug' is the perfect hybrid pitcher for a small container bog. Zone 5 - 9.