I keep hearing/reading all the time on many CP forums that "seedlings of VFTs or Sarracenia dont need a winter dormancy for the first year or two"..
im not saying that is wrong, because I dont know..
but I do have to question it..because it defies logic.
where did this idea come from?
did someone just make it up and now its believed as fact?
or is there is there good solid evidence and experience to back this up? if so, where?
in the wild, all sarracenia and VFT seedlings get a dormancy their first winter, without fail..if the adult plants require a dormancy (which they obviously do) why wouldnt seedlings also require a dormancy? why would seedlings be different from adult plants as to dormancy requirements?
I would like to know where this idea came from..
it worrys me that it might be an "internet rumour"
this concept only seemed to appear in the last year or so, I dont recall ever hearing about it before, and I dont think it is in any books or the ICPS journal (although ti could be, I havent personally read every issue of the journal! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img]
anyone ever seen it there?
thoughts? personal experience?