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Bug Bat Pitcher Plant

Availability : Pre-Order for Spring
Availability : In Stock
$38.99
This product does not ship to: Idaho
  • Partial Sun to Full Sun (At Least 5 Hours of Direct Sunlight)
  • Mature Height 14 - 16 Inches
  • Mature Spread 10 - 15 Inches
  • Growing Zones 5 - 9

The Bug Bat Pitcher Plant makes for a rather unusual carnivorous plant. Also known as Sarracenia 'Bug Bat', this perennial loves the wet and is ideal for bogs. Growing to around 16 inches tall, the Bug Bat Pitcher produces red hooded pitchers with a bright green base. This bog plant is perfect for adding some interest and color.

Being deer resistant, the Bug Bat Pitcher is well suited to growing in a rural location. It is a commonly used bog plant. However, it can also make a striking focal point when grown in a container. This pitcher plant is native to parts of North America and suitable for growing in USDA zones 5 to 9.

Bug Bat Pitcher Plant Care

The Bug Bat Pitcher grows best in full or partial sun. However, as a wetland plant, it requires consistent access to water whether in the ground or a container. When growing in a pot, use an acidic, peat-rich potting mix. No fertilizing is required. 

No pruning is required. However, you can remove any brown foliage in early spring to tidy the appearance.

Bug Bat Pitcher Plant Spacing

The Bug Bat Pitcher can grow to 14 to 16 inches tall and 10 to 15 inches wide. A spacing of 12 to 15 inches between plants will allow this plant enough space for air circulation and growth.

Bug Bat Pitcher Plant Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 5 - 9
Plant Type:
Light Exposure: Partial Sun to Full Sun (At Least 5 Hours of Direct Sunlight)
Mature Height: 14 - 16 Inches
Mature Spread: 10 - 15 Inches
Spacing: 10 - 15 Inches
Habit: Clumping, Upright
Flower Color(s): Green, Red
Flower Description: Green and Red Shades
Bloom Period: Spring
Foliage Type: Herbaceous
Foliage Color(s): Green
Foliage Description: Green Shades
Seasonal Interest: Spring Flowering
Watering: Average
Resists: Deer
Tolerates: N/A
Attracts: N/A
Container Role:
Uses: Containers, Wetland Areas & Ponds, Wildlife Gardens
Features: Foliage Interest
Brand:
Common Name: Bug Bat Pitcher Plant
Other Name(s): Pitcher Plant
Scientific Name: Sarracenia 'Bug Bat'
SKU:
1231020337-pc

Container Sizes

Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Known As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
 Volume:
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Known As:
   Quart

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months - 1 year
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
 Volume:
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Known As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
 Volume:
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
 Volume:
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 3 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
 Volume:
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 - 4 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
 Volume:
   2.32-2.76 gallons


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Plant Addicts always guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy & healthy. However, plant(s) are being shipped through the mail & sometimes accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped, just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note, plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly. 

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We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty, whether you're a new gardener or an expert. There are many variables outside of anyone's control that can cause a plant to die. Hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, diseases & pests are all good examples of what can cause plants to die. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all of the unknowns and will replace your plant if something were to happen to it.

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Plant Shipping

Below are some factors we consider when determining when to ship the plants depending on the timing of the order.

Winter to Early Spring

We ship only when it's warm enough to plant in your growing zone.
Sometimes plants aren't completely ready to sell and ship in early spring. We will wait until the plants are ready before shipping so you don't get a subpar product.
For Southern plants we will be able to ship much earlier than plants coming from our northern nursery.

Summer

If there is extreme heat we may delay shipping for a week or several weeks.
We review what areas the plants are traveling through as well as your location.

Fall into Winter

We’ll ship plants out all the way up to the end of the fall planting season!

Winter

Get your order in early to reserve your plants for Spring planting!

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Planter Shipping

Standard Colors: 2-3 business days

Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations