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    Question Sarracenia for New England

    I'm here in southern Rhode Island, and I want to expand my Sarracenia collection from one measly S. purpurea. I was wondering what other Sarracenia would be good for my climate, as there is limited information on this topic, regarding my area. I was thinking S. rubra, or S. flava myself, but I want to hear what you guys have to say.

    By the way, I am on the fringe between zones 6b and 7a, given the tolerance zone in 6b would dip into the negatives (Fahrenheit), and 7a would be 0 degrees to about 10 degrees (Fahrenheit). The coldest temperature recorded during the whole of this past winter was 2.8 degrees, at a school less than a mile from my house.

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    you can grow any sarracenia you want, just need to provide shelter during winter...basement, garage, somewhere dark and cool.....

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    Your climate is the same as mine in Western NC. My outdoor bog has S. x ladies in waiting, S. x flava, S. x judith hindle, S. rubra ssp alabamensis, S. rubra ssp. rubra, S. x scarlet belle, S. x dana's delight, S. purpurea ssp. venosa, S. purpurea ssp. venosa var. montana, S. minor, S. leucophylla "tarnok".

    It got down near zero last winter. S. leucophylla "tarnok", S. rubra ssp. rubra, S. rubra ssp. alabamensis didn't come back very strong. Everything else looks pretty good so far. You could always put some pine needles over your bog if you're worried about it.

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    leuco is very cold sensitive, as is rubra IFRC

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    Wow, thanks for the prompt answers! I think I'm going to go with a S. flava.

    Speaking of mulching, I've heard that fungus can develop under the mulch. Is this common?
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    flava is a great sarra. i have a few varieties of it. i love em all

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    Sarracenia in Iowa

    This was my first winter after my sarracenia grew like weeds last summer. Here in Iowa zone 5 there are many days and nights that are at 0 degree F or below. I overwintered my plants in the garage in a cooler with packaging peanuts. I had rubra rubra, judith hindle, scarlet belle, purperea and VFT all survive and are back to growing. I how ever lost a leucophylla tarnok and not sure if it was do to the cold or the fact that I had it in a pot that was a little to wet and possible root rot. Any ideas how to overwinter leucophylla while decreaseing the risk of killing it as I doubt I could use the fride to keep the temps above zero as my wife would not like that. Also any other growers in zone 5/4 area.

    Thanks

    CHad

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