Sarracenia etc.

dave s
Fri, 12 Feb 2010 13:00:16 PST
I've found pitchers to be rather durable.  Even true "suth'nuhs" like *S.
psittacina* and *S. leucophylla* sprang up after last winter in Pottstown,
PA (Zone 6) with no more protection than a patch of vinca surrounding their
bog garden, and a few beech leaves that settled on top of said garden.
There was precious little snow that winter, but some pretty low temps.  The
bog garden was dug into the ground, BTW - I don't know if the same plants
would have made in that location if they'd been potted.  The hybrid* S.* X
"Judith Hindle" came through just fine as well (no surprise there - that
one's almost weedy).  Well, just fine except for the squirrels or slugs that
kept eating the top of every new pitcher that grew.  I dug them all out and
gave them to a friend with a more pitcher-friendly location.

-Dave S.

On Fri, Feb 12, 2010 at 3:43 PM, David Ehrlich <>wrote:

> Several decades ago, while I was living in New York, I remember hiking the
> A.T. somewhere in New England -- perhaps southern Vermont, where the trail
> was boardwalk through a bog of pitcher plants in bloom.  That was one of my
> most notable experiences -- I would recommend to anyone to take that hike.
> David E.
> ________________________________
> From: James Waddick
> If you are
> ever in Coastal Oregon there is a Darlingtonia reserve you can visit
> and see hundreds of plants growing wild.
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