Darlingtonia is the most enigmatic carnivorous plant in cultivation, even for us. And we're in its home state of Oregon! We've tried out so many growing methods to find one that that will work for most growers. We experienced numerous losses. We shed buckets of tears. We shouted lots of very bad words. The only thing we can safely say that will increase your chance of success is a drop in nighttime temperature, below 60°F (16°C). Other factors - sunlight, soil health, watering method, day temperature, pure luck - are also important. But, cool nights seem to the single common thread that unites all successful growers.
Type of Plant: Cold-hardy perennial for outdoor container growing.
Sunlight: Full sun, 6+ hours of direct sunlight, during the growing season.
Water: Low-mineral water (50 ppm or less). Keep media wet.
Soil: One part peat moss, two parts perlite. No garden soil, compost, or fertilizer.
Winter: Dormant. Mulch in USDA zones 6 or colder.
PLANT YOU RECEIVE
• Mature offshoot from select mother plants.
• Acclimated for outdoor growing.
• Shipped in a 4-inch pot. Soil is topped with live sphagnum moss.
Photos illustrate early summer growth. Appearance may differ during other seasons. See below for more information.
Plants are grown outdoors at our nursery in Oregon and experiences seasonal changes.
January-March: Plant is dormant. Pitchers will have brown spots. Dried pitchers are cut off.
April: Pitchers from last season will have brown spots. New pitchers will begin to appear by the end of the month.
May: Fully developed pitchers typically appear by the end of the month. Pitchers from last season may still be present.
June-August: Full display of pitchers.
September: Plant is slowing down. Some brown spots occur.
October: Dormancy begins. No new growth until spring. Some brown spots occur.
November-December: Plant is dormant. Pitchers will have brown spots. Dried pitchers are cut off.
So happy with my darlingtonia specimen! It came with 2 additional growth points and 3 sundew hitchhikers!
Amazing specimen! It's been a few weeks since it landed in my doorstep and has acclimated well being in the northwest has its benefits. the largest pitcher has since died off from successfully catching several insects and has sprouted several new traps and has been handling this summers recent heatwave (over 100° temps) very well. Can't wait to see it grow huge traps!
Arrived in perfect condition beautiful
It looks great and very healthy. I would hate to be a bug around it. I love ordering from yall.
Love this plant and hope it survives in my water feature with my other carnivorus plants
Plant arrived in great shape. Re-potted it and it is doing very well. Bloom is slowly opening and is gorgeous.
I ended up going with a flowering sized Darlingtonia. Got a very established plant with little shock and two flower spikes. Appreciate all of SNW support in educational material to make sure that I’m off to the best start I can be.
Darlingtonia arrived in great shape, perfect packaging. Started growing shortly after and has a new pitcher coming already.
These came carefully packaged and are already growing babies! I'm new with carnivorous plants and thought I might inadvertently hurt them but they are thriving. I am thrilled with these. Thank you!
Received my shipment well packed and the plants looked wonderful. They are the healthiest Darlingtonia I have received from any nursery by far.
I received this beautiful plant in perfect condition, and here in the pacific northwest it is growing super fast and beautiful! It's already putting out a stolen so I will have a second plant soon!
It arrived with a few broken plants. It so far has been declining in health. *** RESPONSE FROM SARRACENIA NORTHWEST *** I'm sorry the plant isn't growing as well as you hoped. In regards to "broken traps," we often cut off old pitchers from the previous season, especially if the pitcher has already dried up. This is normal plant care we do every spring. Your plant also comes with a 30-day guarantee, and we are here to help you troubleshoot any issues you might encounter, As of date, I haven't seen any messages from you requesting assistance. We are willing to help you, but we do need need relevant information about how you have been caring for your plant since it arrived so that we can diagnose the situation, pinpoint the problem, and come up with an appropriate solution. Please read the 30-Day Guarantee and Carnivorous Plant Help pages for details. This information is also included in the literature that came with your plants.