Re: Re Sarr-Darling

Charlotte Vandaveer (
Fri, 28 Oct 1994 23:20:22 -0400 (EDT)

I'm probably the last person for advice on growing Darlingtonias since
they grow beautifully in the winter here in FL. but die for me during the
long hot summer. Have 6 spp. Sarr. outside all year long. Sarrs don't
seem to mind the heat if the humidity
is up and the air circulates. If you are willing to experiment, you
could try a cold frame for your plants during the winter. You can
maintain whatever temp. you want using soil heating coils. Unfortunately
for this year, cold frames should be set up in
the fall. Cold frames were used a lot for plants that needed a winter
dormancy but couldn't tolerate extended hard freezes. Older books like
Taylor's Encyclopedia of Gardening give detailed descriptions of cold
frames and their uses.
Happy trapping,