Growing the sarracenia purpurea is not as difficult as you may think. These carnivorous plants will not bloom in their first year, so keep that in mind when making a purchase.Once the sarracenia purpurea does mature, it will produce colorful blooms in various colors. The blooms always have five sepals and five petals, though the colors range from dark red to light pink.The sarracenia purpurea grows at a steady pace as does not need to be repotted often. If the pitchers of the plant get too crowded, you can move the plant to a wider pot. It is important to ensure that your purple pitcher plant gets plenty of direct sunlight all year long.