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What non-carnivorous plants do you have in your CP-bog?

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I'm wondering what plant species are used to grow together with Sarracenia's in a self-made carnivorous plant bog garden. Exept Sphagnum of course ;)

What species do you use?

Cheers,

Ries

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I have more or less neutral media in my tub bog garden, which allows me to grow Epipactis palustris in it with Sarracenia. The Sarracenia don't colour up quite so well in the less acidic soil, but they do ok in it (I'm not sure all CPs would be happy though - Pinguicula like it, eg.P. vulgaris, P. longifolia, P, grandiflora). If you're into orchids and want to maintain a properly acidic mix, Dactylorhiza sphagnicola might be a good chioce too, which comes from acidic wet peaty/sphagnum areas. I also let Typha minima run around the bog, but it can be quite invasive. Small plants of the Vaccinium genus would be a good addition.

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Thanks Rob! Don't you think Typha minima is much to big to grow together with Sarracenia's?

I'm looking for some nice bottom covering species. Also grass species can be very nice...

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The Typha only grows around 18" tall and is reasonably sparse. It lets plenty of light through and dies back in the winter.

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What ground-covering species, most of all grasses, can be used to grow together with Sarracenia's outdoor?

I like to use some grasses because it's nice looking, and because it's something else like Sphagnum! :shock:

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What are you talking about? Do you mean to say that there are plants that are... not carnivorous? :D

:mrgreen:

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Marsh pennywort, Hydrocotyle vulgaris looks very attractive with its low growing peltate leaves and it also thrives under acid

conditions. Bog pimpernel Anagallis tenella may also be an option.

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