Darlingtonia is a genus of carnivorous plants and is a hardy perennial.
They can grow from 30 to 90 cm in height and carry hooded greeny purple flowers with veins and pits designed to attract insects into the lure.
Darlingtonia usually flowers from spring until the early months of the summer.
Common names for members of Darlingtonia include California pitcher plant and Cobra lily.
Darlingtonia californica - Cobra Lily by alexlomas.
California Pitcher Plant by wlcutler.
Darlingtonia, like many carnivorous plants, like to grow in swampy conditions, therefore when growing the seeds the media should be kept saturated at all time by standing the pots in water.
Seeds should be sown on the surface of sphagnum moss in pots and take from one to three months to germinate.
California pitcher plants require constant conditions of about 26 degrees Centigrade and light to grow as seedlings.
Once established they can be transplanted outdoors into a shaded swampy part of the garden at a depth of about 2 cm in the water.
The soil that they are in should be kept saturated at all times.
It will take about four years until you will first see the California pitcher plant and other Darlingtonia members begin to flower.
If you require more plants then they can be propagated by dividing the plants in the spring or autumn.
I hope that you enjoyed this guide on how to grow Darlingtonia plants. Updated September 2020.