Re: Darlingtonia Feader Nursery

Phil Soderman (
Sat, 22 Oct 1994 19:41:10 -0700 (PDT)

Hi Tim, Feaders is a broker type of nursery specalizing in plastic bag -
Bubble pack type of plant display, usually sold to mass merchants. They
sell orchids, Anthuriums, Bromeliads, Other Tropicals and a few species
of CPs. They have been marketing this way for maybe 25 years. I
visited the Pacific Horticulture Trade Show in San Diego, Calif. last
week and saw their booth. VFT, Darlingtonia and I think I saw some
Drosera sp. I do not know the source of the large Darlingtonia but they
have been selling plants of Darlingtonia for more than 10 years that all
look like they came from the same stock. Either they have a field that
they harvest or they have a nursery with a bog somewhere.Their address
is: Feader Nurseries Inc. P.O. Box 922707 Sylmar, Ca 91392 (818)
367-0177, fax (818) 367-7881

Phil Soderman

On Sat, 22 Oct 1994, Tim P Quirk wrote:

> Greetings,
> CP show up in odd places. I was recently browsing around our local KMart
> and stumbled upon some VFT's grown in those tiny little terrriums - if
> you can call them that. I know that this is no surprise. VFT's aren't
> that uncommon, but right next to them were some Darlingtonia californica.
> These were also grown in those little clear boxes. All of the plants
> appeared to be grown from tissue culture and were quite small and feeble
> looking. I debated on getting one or two until I turned around and saw
> these massive Darlingtonia for sale. They were at least 10 times larger
> than the other ones and half the price- $2.97. These plants were marketed
> in clear plastic bags and the roots were wrapped in sphagnum moss. These
> plants actually looked quite nice and had many pitchers on them. I
> decided to salvage one and hope that it grows nicely next to my other CP.
> The company that sold these plants is called Feader Nurseries. Anyone
> familiar with them?
> Happy growing,
> Tim