Re: Darlingtonia/Sarracenia overlap?

Bob Beer (
Fri, 30 Dec 1994 11:04:13 -0800 (PST)

On Fri, 30 Dec 1994, James Powell wrote:

> I was glancing a book called the 'Atlas of Plant Life' by Herbert
> Edlin. It shows Sarracenia near if not in Washington state. Does
> Sarracenia purpurea occur that close to Darlingtonia?
Darlingtonia doesn't occur in Washington State; it is in southern Oregon
and northern California. Also, Sarracenia purpurea does not occur
naturally in Washington as far as I am aware. The nearest location is
way up north in British Columbia. Now in another couple thousand years
it may extend its range (or rather it might have if they hadn't drained
so many swamps between there and here...).

> > Also I'd like to second the request for an estimation of how far north
> Darlingtonia might be winter hardy? I live in zone 6 and would like to try it
> if there is a reasonable chance for survival.
> James.
Well...mine got down to 15 F and survived just fine, but you have to
remember that this is an isolated occurence and doesn't last for long.
Seattle has had some really cold snaps - down to 5 or 6, but I chickened
out and brought all my stuff indoors. Kevin, what about you? Kevin
Sniveley lives up north of here where things get considerably colder for
such a small distance.