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    Darlingtonia from Lowes-is dormancy worth it this year?

    Today I got a Darlingtonia from Lowes. A nice one too.
    Anyway, I was wondering if it's worth the effort to put it into 2 months dormancy or if it can skip a year.
    I would have to wait for the ground to thaw if I were to put it outside.
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    Minor x Purp I actually have. Well,technically it's Minor Okee x Psitt Green.

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    You might consider keeping it on a cold windowsill if you have one available.
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    I WOULD keep it on the windowsill, except even though our windowsill gets light, it is not enough light. Even capensis are unhappy there, but for some reason neps grow for me.
    In my basement, where the light is, it usually stays around 0 degrees during the day in winter. Not sure of the night temperature.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lizasaur
    Minor x Purp I actually have. Well,technically it's Minor Okee x Psitt Green.

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    I was wondering the same thing about my Lowes bought S. Purpurea. I decided not to let it go dormant. It was such a small plant I figured it wouldn't hurt it. Its really putting out some pitchers now and i'm glad I kept her growing.

    I've been buying so many plants so late in the season i'm skipping dormancy on a few things.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dionae View Post
    I've been buying so many plants so late in the season i'm skipping dormancy on a few things.
    Yeah, that's the thing. I haven't seen a Darlingtonia in over 2 years at Lowes, and when I do, it's winter! I guess I'll try to keep mine growing, but it definately is getting dormancy next year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lizasaur
    Minor x Purp I actually have. Well,technically it's Minor Okee x Psitt Green.

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    Quote Originally Posted by awgaupp View Post
    Yeah, that's the thing. I haven't seen a Darlingtonia in over 2 years at Lowes, and when I do, it's winter! I guess I'll try to keep mine growing, but it definately is getting dormancy next year.
    Thats what my plan is too. Everything that doesn't get dormancy this year will def get it next year. I just can't trust sticking them in 20F weather and I really don't have a good way to ease them into it. Good luck!

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    How many did they have left? I know a certain young lady in FLA that would love a couple of them.....

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