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    Howdy
    I have a very wet bog area where I would like to plant a few bug eaters. Please pardon if this is a common question, but I didn't find the answers in the search function

    Anywho, what would be good to plant in the Rockies (about 5,000 ft, zone 5). I would luv something that would eat yellow jackets, though I did read here that they can be tough on most plants.

    I did find a lot of info at the Carivore Plant FAQ but I'd like to hear your experiences, too!

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    Hi Kat,
    Does the bog get any run off from nearby fields, lawns, etc.? If so you may not be able to get CPs to grow in it because of fertilizers and minerals leached into it from these places. As for plants that can catch yellow jackets, my VFTs have caught the smaller ones with no problems (check my avatar ) and some of my Sarracenia have caught them also. There is always the possibility that that will chew their way out.


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    S. flava is the yellow jacket eating king in my yard.
    I don't think it would survive the winters there though. Maybe you could keep it in a pot...
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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] ] Does the bog get any run off from nearby fields, lawns, etc.?
    It only gets run off from my pond, and I try to avoid chemicals when possible, as there are critters in there!

    I'll give a few a try. I had figured that most would have to come in during the winter, but I'm still looking for a few hardies, too.

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    My Leucos eat yellow jackets and other wasp. All my Sarrs survived a Nebraska winter so they should serve you fine. You can also find a yellow jacket trap and hang it nearby.
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    I get lots of yellowjackets in my sarrs, but I don't like it because they often make red spots appear on the outside of the pitcher.

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    maybe get a nice nepenthes in a hanging basket, hanging on some pvc
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    Whoa!
    Would this be the same grafikat from awgs??!! LOL.
    Well, this is a pleasant surprise. Sean is also over here. There are probably other awgs people here that I don't know about. I havn't been here too long.

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