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    I can't promise anything, but Darlingtonia should do fine in the same conditions as Sarracenia, at least the coastal varieties. Make sure you keep the pots isolated from regular soil, since they are prone to certain infections that can be spread from there. I have a small plant that's been sitting in a water tray next to my Sarracenia and was frozen solid in high wind for several days over the winter. It's flowering now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nimbulan View Post
    I can't promise anything, but Darlingtonia should do fine in the same conditions as Sarracenia, at least the coastal varieties. Make sure you keep the pots isolated from regular soil, since they are prone to certain infections that can be spread from there. I have a small plant that's been sitting in a water tray next to my Sarracenia and was frozen solid in high wind for several days over the winter. It's flowering now.
    I think I'll try them. When is it the best time to re-pot Sarracenia and darlingtonia? How difficult is it to sprout darlingtonia from seed. I wouldn't mind trying it out. Thanks.

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    It's best to repot while the plants are dormant, or just starting to emerge from dormancy. Now should be a great time to do it.

    I don't think growing Darlingtonia from seed is particularly difficult, but they grow slower than Sarracenia from what I understand. They also do not require cold stratification like Sarracenia do, but it can help germination rates for old seed.

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    Thanks, I think I'll order some seed when the bog garden box is set up.

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    Darlingtonia tend to like a lot more aeration in the soil than Sarracenia need, and the coastals are pickier than the mountain forms, liking very cool temperatures constantly; the mountains can take greater temp swings even in the soil.
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    Another question, what's the best method of keeping a bog garden watered? I was thinking of a small pond that would act as a water reservoir and that I would refill it when it was low. What do you think? Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hcarlton View Post
    Darlingtonia tend to like a lot more aeration in the soil than Sarracenia need, and the coastals are pickier than the mountain forms, liking very cool temperatures constantly; the mountains can take greater temp swings even in the soil.
    I missed that while I was asking about watering. Thanks for the tip, maybe I'll do some cobra lilys in a pot instead.

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