Carnivorous plants in your bog?

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    Does anyone grow pitcher plants in your bog? I can't seem to find any information about how to plant them in a gravel bog - everything seems to be directed at making a special peat bog. They're very cool plants and I'd love to get them growing!
     
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    Addy has a bunch of them.
     
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    It has always been my understanding that carnivorous plants prefer low nutrient, acid conditions.
     
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    I had some growing for a few years, but then they disappeared did not come back up in the spring.
    I have a bunch in a peat moss, sand planting. They do like low ph I don't fertilize them at all.
     
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    Which ones? I have sarencia pitcher plants in pots in my pond. Sandy soil.
     
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    They are all sarracenia varieties
     
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    Purple pitcher plants seem to be robust in varying soil types, I've seen them growing native in plain woodland settings, ordinary dirt and in a big plant tub growing very luxuriant, both had one thing in common they had dappled light positions
     
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    There's quite a few native types here in the pinebarrens, so I'd agree with Meyer about the acidic sandy soil. I find them on the skirts of swampy areas along the sides of trails, so just a bit of sun, diffused if possible, not too much direct sun.
     
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    I am growing some not in my bog but in a planter. They did not do well in my veggie filter so moved them to a planter in a peat moss medium. This is my 3rd year with them. Here in Indiana I take them in the garage in winter and bring them out in the spring. They do well they can take a good soaking but will tolerate some dry as well. Mine even flowered this year. 20170722_114251.jpg 20170509_142931.jpg

    For clarity the purple flower in the 1st pic is not a pitcher plant.
     
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    So pretty!

    I pulled mine out of the bog and moved them to another area in the waterfall with some peat. Still too wet. (The 7 million inches of rain didn't help things much.) Moved them to a pot filled with peat in a last ditch effort to save them. And now they are most completely dead. I'll try again next year!
     
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    Mine came out in the my bog again this year but I had to move them to better spot to get light and that killed them. They need space and cant compete with obedient plants/irises.
     
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