Re: Darlingtonia

From: C. J. Mazur (
Date: Sun Aug 29 1999 - 19:11:10 PDT

Date: Sun, 29 Aug 1999 22:11:10 -0400
From: "C. J. Mazur" <>
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Subject: Re: Darlingtonia

Hi doug,

Carl Mazur here. I have a small mail order business, I deal in Sarracenia
seed. If you want to trade for
some of your giant darlingtonia, I'm willing. Please take a look at our web
site for a current list of seed if you are interested. Please let me know.

Best Regards,
Carl Mazur

> I have just returned from Oregon and have seen the difference that
> conditions can make to the growth of Darlingtonia. I saw two different
> with Darlingtonia separated by no more than a few kilometres. One was on
> the south exposed margins of a lake exposed to the full sun. The soil was
> sandy mix with a peaty organic layer on top. The organic layer held the
> water but was not overly wet. The top layer was fairly compacted and
> in this location grew to about 30 cm.
> The second location was exposed to partially filtered sun and growing
> pure sopping wet sphagnum. The plants in this location were well over a
> metre.
> The only differences I can see between these two locations is the
> growing medium. The water and temperature seemed to be similar and I don't
> think the sunlight would have made much of a difference as some of the
> plants at the sphagnum site were exposed to full sun.
> I talked to a state park naturalist and she mentioned that there were
> two types of Darlingtonia in the area - something I've never heard of but
> the differences in size of traps, flowers and seed pods in these two
> locations were striking.
> I've got lots of seeds of the "giant" type if anyone is interested.

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