Sarracenia ‘Bug Bat’

(Bug Bat Pitcher Plant)


Hardiness Zones:

 5b  6a  6b  7a  7b  8a  8b  9a  9b

Quick Overview:

A carnivorous plant and staple of bog gardening! Hooded pitchers stand 16″ tall and serve as colorful, unique decoration in the garden. ‘Bug Bat’ has cinnamon red hoods that taper into chartreuse green at the base. White speckling adorns the back of each pitcher. Keep constantly moist and use a heavy peat mix or media simulating a bog environment for best success. Regular potting soil and fertilizer are detrimental to the plant.


Plants should be grown with consistent sub-irrigation, no overhead watering. When transplanting into the garden, plant into a container submerged in the surrounding soil. Prior to planting, drill holes in the container to allow water to drain about 1-2″ above the bottom of the container. Fill the container with peat moss to help maintain soil acidity and appropriate soil moisture. Mulch the surface with pine needles to hide the edges of the subterranean container.

Additional information

Common Name

Bug Bat Pitcher Plant

Botanical Name

Sarracenia 'Bug Bat'


1 Quart

Evergreen or Deciduous


Hardiness Zone

5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b

Growth Rate


Light Requirements

Part shade to sun




12 in.

Soil Condition

Wet Soils

Water Needs

Consistently moist

Blooming Period

mid summer



Foliage Color

Green with red hood

Deer Resistant


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