During dormancy, purple pitcher plants and their hybrids certainly live up to their name! I am always fascinated by how deep and dark their color gets in the winter. Check out the photos below!
The dark purple color also contrasts a lot with the slippery hairs on their hoods. They look so old and grizzled! Which makes sense, since they are the oldest pitchers.
I’ve said several times that I feel dormancy has its own special beauty to it, and these dark purple pitchers are certainly part of that!
It has been a brief, warm dormancy here in California, though. The dark purple, grizzled pitchers haven’t even started turning brown and dead yet, and I’m already seeing new signs of life! Check out this flower bud already emerging from my S. flava “Cuprea”! This is the first flower bud I’ve seen on it! I’M EXCITED IN CASE YOU COULDN’T TELL.
I’m certainly not complaining about the mild dormancy! I’m ready to say goodbye to winter and excited to start tackling some of my goals for this year! We’re expecting temperatures in the 70s F! Man, I love living in California.
I’ll show more signs of life later this week! To celebrate the new growing season, I’ll be doing a series of giveaways soon! I’ll be giving away plants AND items from my store! Enter your email below to get first dibs!