Sarracenia purpurea var. montana is very hard to come by, and is rarely seen in collections. The mountain purple pitcher plant is native to the Appalachian mountains of the Carolinas and Georgia. The pitchers of S. purpurea var. montana are short and compact with attractive dark red veins. It is best to protect these plants from extreme heat during the summer as they are from the mountains, where it is slightly cooler. This particular strain S. purpurea var. montana is an F-1 cross from plants found in Transylvania Co, North Carolina.