At the end of this year, I will be moving to a new place in Fort Myers, Florida. I have a couple of discarded toilets that I have made into carnivorous plant bogs that I plan to take with me and plant with some new carnivorous plants, including Venus Flytraps, a couple Sarracenia pitcher plants, possibly even a Heliamphora, a few sundews and a few butterworts. One type of pitcher plant I would love to have is a Sarracenia Leucophylla. While I have read that it grows in Alabama, I am a little skeptical as to if it might flourish in Southwest Florida outdoors all year in an artificial bog. Has anyone ever tried growing Sarracenia Leucophylla outdoors in a total tropical climate like Fort Myers is in? Venus Flytraps? Any other carnivorous plants anyone recommend for an artificial bog in Fort Myers, Florida?
"The tepui mountains of the Guayana Highlands sit in the cool clouds...temperatures at the top can dip near the freezing mark but average in the fifties at night up into the seventies when the sun peeks through the clouds," and finally, " Outdoors: very doubtful unless you live in highland tropics...might succeed on a cool, foggy, frost-free coastline like California,"(D'Amato, 1998.)
From June until September the average temperature in Ft.Myers excedes eighty degrees; ten months of the year have exceded eighty degrees (Average-temperature.com.)
Am aware of one lowland variety heliamphora available by Dr.Wistuba-but everyone in Florida that I am aware of that grows sun pitchers grow them inside. Good luck.
D'Amato,Peter. (1998.) The Savage Garden, pages 111 and 116.