As an experiment, I am growing all of my Sarracenia without dormancy. *I live in Honolulu, and I leave them outdoors throughout the year. *Iíve been growing for only about two years, so my results are not conclusive.
A few plants have died. *I donít know whether to attribute that to lack of dormancy or being a bad grower. *However, more plants have survived than not. *All of those stopped growing during the winter months, when the temperature never went below 60 degrees F. on the coldest night. *However, they all kept at least some of their leaves. *Most of them are now beginning to send up small traps. *These are S. Dixie Lace, S. flava, S. psitticina, S. Scarlet Belle, and S. Danaís Delight. *The S. minor is still alive, but itís not doing anything.
I have a friend also living in Hawaii who used to put his Sarracenia in the refrigerator for dormancy. *He said that, inevitably, some would die. *I figure I can kill a few without going through all of that trouble.