My CP page: http://1stclass.mylargescale.com/scottychaos/CP
I just bought some plants from a member on another forum. Finally got my rosea coming and had the same questions about potting. Thanks for the advise. I will pot and place them outside with my other Sarrs that are sleeping.
Sarracenia dormancy is a natural process that occurs due to reduced photoperiod and temperatures. You could pot them up, bag them up and put them in your cool garage (or any place that would not freeze solid for days such as crawl space or greenhouse) in the dark and they would be fine as long as the media stays a little moist, which it would most likely from the closed condition humidity. Sarracenia do not need light in winter, especially if already dormant but they need plenty of cold (however not frozen solid for days) and plenty of direct light in spring, summer, and fall. Take em out, place them in full sun in the spring and should be fine. If potted, place pot in bowl of water and never let the soil dry using the tray method or even better build a bog garden and go crazy with Sarracenia once spring arrives. In your conditions would suggest mulching.
Last edited by DroseraBug; 01-15-2013 at 08:33 PM.
Unfortunately I don't have an attached garage, so the garage itself freezes along with the rest of the outside world for me. A garage would be almost as bad as the outside.
I have had great luck with refrigerators (in fact, I have one specifically dedicated to my plants). I check them every so often, make sure they have water, and spray them with a sulfur-based fungicide if I see any growth (though I usually trim everything back completely in the fall). The sarrs and vfts have been powerhouses for me every spring. So I guess I'll just stick to what I know works.
Outside is too scary. I have quite an expensive collection going on here and would rather stick to what I know.
Posted here are a few snapshots of some of the plants I received in that rhizome sale last year. Most will be leucophylla types and alata types, but all will be nice plants.
You can see the blue pools full of them, over 100 plants in all: