Next Spring, 2010, I think my wife and I are finally going to build our ornamental pond in the backyard..we have it planned out, about 6x8 feet, and 2 feet deep.
As part of the pond, I definitely want to try an outdoor CP bog!
something I have wanted to try for many years, but haven't had the opportunity to build until now..
Anyone here have any experience with "southern" Sarracenia in northern bogs?
(im in zone 6, Western NY)
I know obviously S. purpurea will do fine, and I plan to have some of them, but im also interested in seeing if some southern types will survive outdoors in the winter here, like S. flava or S. leucophylla, or hybrids or whatever..
are there any varieties that are known to be especially cold hardy? any that are known NOT to be? Im interested in ordering some seeds this year and getting them started..maybe grow them for two or three years before adding them to the bog..which should be ready for them by then.