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Again Greetings,
Would like to grow Darlingtonia in a small fountain on my patio area. The depth is only about 6", but the pump circulates until the freeze which we may or may not get here in PDX-is that enough for the roots?
Thank you for your time.

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Hi Kathy,

This could work.  We've found repeatedly, however, that Darlingtonia do best when their pots are not waterlogged.  We don't have any of ours sitting in water.  This makes them very different from Sarracenia.  If their was a way to set it up to have the water dripping into a pot so that you would bet the circulation, that would be best.  One other option would be a floating island.  I've had moderate success with this.  These are an example:  http://manmadepondsolutions.com/store.html

Planting a Darlingtonia is a pumice stone would also be a good option for a fountain.  We have one planted this way that we've had for several years.

Good Growing!

Jeff Dallas
Sarracenia Northwest
http://www.growcarnivorousplants.com

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