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    How long does it take a plant to be established enough to survive temps into the 90's?

    Could a Darlingtonia survive a zone 5 winter dormancy outdoors with a ton of mulch to insulate it the way a Sarr could?

    I just transplanted every thing in my bog that wasn't flowering. That leaves my S. purpurea and one VFT in the bog until seeds have been collected.



    Going to have to find some way to keep wildlife out of it. Thinking of making a greenhouse style frame, and covering it with chicken wire to keep wildlife out, but allow insects to pass through. If I make it out of PVC, it'll be lightweight, so I can move it during winter to cover the bog, and it won't weather and rot the way wood tends to.
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    This is what I have growing:



    1 - S. leucophylla 'Tarnok'
    2 - S. leucophylla 'titan'
    3 - S. alata
    4 - S. minor
    5 - S. rubra
    6 - S. Dana's Delight
    7 - S. flava rubicorpa
    8 - S. flava
    9 - S. purpurea purpurea
    10 - S. psitticina
    11 - Dionaea muscipula
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    Looks like you have a great bog started there. Not sure I would have planted grass between the paver stones though.
    I like the pvc frame with chicken wire idea, should keep out the casual grazers and stompers as long as you anchor it somehow.
    I have long wanted to build an in-ground bog. Surely if you have good survivability in zone 5, I should be ok in zone 6a.
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    It gets quite a bit of mulch for wintertime. Though if they can survive this last, bizarrely harsh winter, I think they can survive just about anything.

    I was undecided about what to put between the pavers, but we decided on a fine, and short-growing grass, and set the pavers flat enough the lawn mower could go over them without problems if need be. Otherwise, I'll cut it by hand, since it's such a small area. Was trying to come up with other low-growing ground covers for the spot, and couldn't come up with much that was perennial, and would tolerate wet soil, much less thrive in it.
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    That's looking awesome, Jen! Nice variety there.

    The cobra would be fine with the Sarrs in terms of winter mulch. Many growers let their Darlingtonia freeze solid.
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    An attic gets cold enough but not too cold to handle dormancy. It draws just enough heat from below to offset the coldest of the cold winter nights.

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    Before I moved my plants outside, I typically used my utility room for dormancy. We didn't heat it more than was necessary to keep pipes from freezing, so it got quite chilly in there. Usually mid thirties.

    Finished the enclosure for my bog yesterday. The front is hinged, and opens up so I can go into it for maintenance. I suspect the husband will buy or build something nicer for me in the spring, like a small temperate greenhouse.

    This is what I have for now:

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    It's filling out much more (and I still have to move my S. pupurea, and one VFT.) Thanks to yet more donations from Whimgrinder and SubRosa.

    Next spring, I may make surrounding mini-bogs for the Drosera, VFT, etc, and keep the large one strictly Sarr.


    1 - Sarr hybrid, open pollinated.
    2 - [Leuco x (oreo x minor)] x self
    3 - Leuco 'Tarnok'
    4 - Leuco 'Titan'
    5 - S. alata
    6 - S. minor
    7 - S. [(rubra x purp) x self] x Judith Hindle
    8 - S. leuco. x ( oreo x flava) x Big Moorei
    9 - S. rubra
    10 - S. "Dana's delight"
    11 - S. flava rubicorpa
    12 - S. flava normal
    13 - Spiranthes odorata 'Chadds Ford'
    14 - Xyris sp.
    15 - Zephyranthes candida
    16 - VFT (all normal, as far as I know)
    17 - D. intermedia "White's Bog, NJ."
    18 - D. filiformis
    19 - "Pretty Weeds"
    20 - Cranberry
    21 - S. purp. purp.
    22 - S. psitticina
    Last edited by Dragoness; 08-06-2014 at 05:27 PM. Reason: error correction
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