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    Since D. rounifolia occaionally springs up in the sphagnum peat moss from the bale I decided to spread a layer of it in an undrained container a few months ago. I covered this with plastic wrap like a terrarium. Instead of D. rotundifolia I have had two Sarracenia seedlings sprout. I moved these to a pot. I just wanted to report that you can unfortunatly get Sarracenia seedlings in your bale of Sphagnum

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    cool buy Sphagnum receive free plants don't tell they will raise the price.

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    I was more aiming for the fact that the company (can't remember if it's Canadian Gold or not) was ripping apart bogs that hold S. purp (probibly that).
    Note: I did not previould try to sow seeds in this. I just put it directly from the bag into the container, wet it in the container and then these sprouted. I find this depressing. I could understand if it was D. rotundifolia because that seems to be in every bog up north no matter how small teh area of sphagnum is but Sarracenia. That's just not right.

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    If that moss came from a bog there would be alot more growing from it then a few Sarracenia seeds. I bet it was contaminated in there green house when they grew it.

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    No its not grown in a greenhouse. The "shreaded sphagnum" (The other name) is not longfibered. It is like a powder when dry. Normally these companies own a bog and harvest from them.

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    I can't speak for Canadian bogs, but I'm almost positive every Maine bog I knew that could have S. purps did have S. purps. Yes, I'd expect more D. rotundifolia to appear spontaneously in sphagnum from one of those bogs, but I wouldn't be surprised by the S. purp. This doesn't change the fact that when we buy a bag of sphagnum, we're destroying a piece of bog somewhere.
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    Isn't there sphagnum that's farmed and not just culled from a wild bog? I thought I read about some place in Wisconsin or Michigan that has an artificial peat bog that's sustainably harvested.
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    there probibly is but it may be more expensive.

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