General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Wet
Wet Mesic
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Flowers: Showy
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Underground structures: Rhizome
Suitable Locations: Bog gardening
Uses: Water gardens
Resistances: Flood Resistant
Humidity tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Stratify seeds: Stratify seeds in wet medium for 4-5 weeks
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Other: Division can be done in early to mid spring, after pitchers are cut back but just before new growth starts coming up.
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil
Goes Dormant

Common names
  • Parrot pitcherplant
  • Parrot Pitcher Plant
  • Pitcher Plant

Photo Gallery
Location: unknown
Date: unknown
photo by eleanor, CC by NC; from the NC State Extension web site
Location: Botanischer Garten Berlin
Date: 2023-05-11
Location: In my garden - San Joaquin County, CA
Date: 2014-06-22
Blooms of Sarracenia psittacina
Location: Montreal, Canada
Date: 2014-01-13
Location: Hortus Lapidarius
Date: 2023-09-03
Unnamed seedling, perhaps a hybrid
Location: Lithograph by Louis Prang Co.
Date: c. 1880
illustration from Meehan's 'Native flowers and ferns of the Unite

Photo by Kurt Stüber

Date: 2017-11-14
Location: Montreal, Canada
Date: 2013-08-07

Photo by Kurt Stüber
Location: Botanical Garden, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Date: 2014-12-12
Location: In my garden - San Joaquin County, CA
Date: 2014-06-22
Newly acquired Sarracenia psittacina

Photo by Kurt Stüber

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