Re: CP Hardiness in the UK

From: Phil Wilson (
Date: Sun Oct 10 1999 - 10:47:41 PDT

Date: Sun, 10 Oct 1999 18:47:41 +0100
From: Phil Wilson <>
Message-Id: <aabcdefg3508$foo@default>
Subject: Re: CP Hardiness in the UK


>I'm afraid not everyone would assert that Sarracenia and Dionaea are
>hardy in the UK as confidently as Phil. I recommend you test a few
>expendable plants first. From my experience, S purpurea seems ok
>and I haven't tested Dionaea to the limit yet (which survives in the
>New Forest) but the other Sarracenias might be suspect. Some
>growers claim the main problems are wind-related rather than

Maybe not but if growers would try I think they would be quite surprised
at the results they obtain. There are several growers who grow all their
Sarracenias and Dionaea outdoors with few problems - e.g. Stan Lampard.
I'm not saying this is the best method for cultivation. Just that it is
possible and that the plants are a lot tougher than people give them
credit for.
>I have had a tiny snippet of U humboldtii in a B tatei for a month
>now and it is growing slowly. The bladders particularly are twice
>the size of those of my main, terrestrially-grown plant.
>Regards, NigelH

Phil Wilson
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