Re: Cooling for Darlingtonia

Harold Slater (
Thu, 29 Dec 1994 15:07:39 -0500 (EST)

> Just a note. Darlingtonia grow in bogs in mountains under same conditions
> that produce pink ladyslipper orchids. The two species often grow together

Does that mean that I can grow Darlingtonia oustside here in southern
Ontario (Canada) :)) I have nice groups of both _Cyp. reginae and acaule
growing in my garden along with (not in the same spot) as Sar. purpurea.
What is the cold hardiness of Darlingtonia?

Since this is my first post to the list I guess I should introduce myself.
I have only a small group of carnivorous plants (Drosera, Pinguicula,
Sarracenia, Nepenthes) but I am adding to the collection on a ongoing

I own a small mailorder bromeliad business here in Toronto and I am
interested in the species of broms that are showing carnivorous
characteristics. Until recently I had 3 nice specimens of Brocchinia reducta
(traded them for 2 really rare Tillandsias) which grew well in nearly
pure sand. They were a sickly yellow colour (which is supposed to be normal)
I dropped in crickets (pet store kind) which seemed to (to me anyway :) )
induce better leaf growth. Anyways my question is ; does anybody have a list
of other species of bromeliads that are showing carnivory (Catopsis,
Brocchinia) ? If so can you EMail me the list. I'm putting together my
new catalogue and would like to add at least a couple to my list.