Darlingtonia is the most enigmatic carnivorous plant in cultivation, even for us! Many growers often go through a period of experimentation to figure out the best growing method for their particular growing conditions. Here are a few factors that will increase your success of this cold hardy perennial:
- Pour water over the top and allow the water to drain through completely. Do this once or twice daily during the summer.
- Nighttime temperature drop into the 60s if days are warm (above 85°F).
- Change the soil every spring.
- Have an adventurous attitude.
Plants You Receive
Plants are shipped potted with proper growing media (peat moss and perlite) and topped dressed with live sphagnum moss for ease of top watering. Each plant is a division from select mother plants in our collection.
All cold hardy plants are grown outdoors at our nursery in Oregon and experience the changes of the seasons. Care instructions are provided.
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Type of Plant
Cold hardy perennial for outdoor growing.
Mountains of Southern Oregon and Northern California.
Size of Adult Plants
12-18 inches tall.
Full sun, 6 or more hours of direct sunlight.
Use mineral-free water or water low in minerals (less than 50 parts per million). Keep the soil wet by setting the plant in a dish of standing water.
Use 1 part peat moss and 1 part perlite (or washed river sand). Avoid fertilizers, regular garden soil, and compost.
Early season grower, April - September.
Hardy of winter frost. Mulch in USDA zones 7 and colder.