North American Pitchers plants are tough herbaceous perennials in the right situation and a great addition to the sunny bog garden. There are roughly 11 species in the genus with many found growing in the southeastern states. Sarracenia prefer to be grown outside in zones 6- 8, with S. purpurea being able to handle down to zone 3. Full sun produces tough plants with great color. Sarrs look wonderful with native iris and wet-growing grasses. We grow ours in raised beds inset with pond liner and filled with sand and peat. Never allow Sarracenia to dry out. If growing in pots, always keep them sitting in water. Mulch with pine needles to keep roots cool and protect the rhizome in winter. Rain and reverse osmosis water is best. Avoid water high in salts and minerals.