CPs at Phoenix Perennials in BC

Ania

Sprout
For those of you who like to browse for plants offline

I just discovered this nursery (Phoenix Perennials) in Richmond, BC and they have a lot of really cool plants! They just got some CPs in (looks like from Hawaiian Botanicals who apparently don't cater to retail customers anymore).

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I've also seen a few neps and dews in West Coast Jungle in Vancouver.

I'd also normally recommend the CP stall at the annual Van Dusen plant sale, but it's cancelled this year
 
Another possible Vancouver option is Southlands. I remember seeing purps there in past years.

In the suburbs, 99 Nursery in Surrey usually has cape sundews in the spring and sometimes N. ventricosa. During spring and summer when they're selling hydrophytes, Art's Nursery in Port Kells carries some sarrs. Potter's in SurLang also carries sarrs in spring and summer and gets a shipment from Hawaiian Botanicals of N. ventricosa and cape sundews.

All the nurseries I frequent seem to have typical Venus flytraps this time of year.
 
You dont see much in Victoria either but sometimes Wildwood Garden center along the highway gets them. I've gotten flytraps, drosera and a couple nepenthes alata from them (originally from hawaiian botanicals)
 

Carson Hardy

Carnivorous Plant Addict
I got a Scarlett belle and a Carolina yellow jacket from Wildwood a few years back. Oh, and a flytrap or two. That was before I found this forum though
 

ANTSPlantation

Carnivore
I have a plants store called Plant, they sell: drosera capensis, drosersa capensis alba, nepenthes ventricosa, nepenthes sanguinea, nepenthes alata, drosera spatulata, drosera binata, sarracenia alata, sarracenia rubra, sarracenia purpurea, sarracenia yellow jacket, sarracenia fat chance, sarracenia leucophylla, and venus fly trap dente, venus fly trap, venus fly trap akai ruyi. It is the only store in Calgary that has a wide variety of carnivorous plants.
 
The best you get in the Lower Mainland is some of the boutique-y nurseries getting a limited shipment of CPs from Hawaiian Botanicals once a year.

The only Sarrs I've ever seen in store are Scarlet Belles at Art's in Port Kells and Potter's. That's just because the grower (not sure who) that provides their hydrophytes every summer grows them.
 

McL193

Seed
I picked up some sarracenias from Phoenix Perennials last year that were infested with black vine weevils and succulents with root aphids, so I'm hesitant to go back. The only other places I've found with CPs have been supplied by Hawaiian Botanicals; great quality plants, but limited selection. It seems as though HB has a much larger selection of CPs from their website, but is unwilling to sell retail - I wonder who carries their stock.
 
When any of the nurseries I use gets an order from Hawaiian Botanicals it consists of common VFTs, one species of sundew and N. ventricosa. I've never seen anything else from them. Always good quality though.
 
What species of Sarracenia did you buy at Garden Works?

I visited Phoenix Perennials last week. I purchased a Sarracenia rubra that, far as I can tell, is in great condition. It's on my patio, in bloom right now.

Phoenix Perennials still has some S. rubra, lots of S. flava and S. Scarlet Belles, a couple species of sundew (Drosera brevifolia and binata, I think) and typical Venus flytraps.
 
This is the first time I've seen any real selection of them in a store. Every other time I've seen CPs in store it's been one sundew species and typical VFTs. I've only seen nepenthes in stores twice in my life, ventricosa both times.

I never saw Sarracenias in stores until last year and it was only the one species. Imagine my surprise when I had three species to choose from! I think people getting more into water gardening may be driving increased demand for them here.

Anyways, here's what was left at Phoenix Perennials last week.
 

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What species of Sarracenia did you buy at Garden Works?

I visited Phoenix Perennials last week. I purchased a Sarracenia rubra that, far as I can tell, is in great condition. It's on my patio, in bloom right now.

Phoenix Perennials still has some S. rubra, lots of S. flava and S. Scarlet Belles, a couple species of sundew (Drosera brevifolia and binata, I think) and typical Venus flytraps.
They didn't have a lot of choices, i took the only one with red flower :)
But it was beg of April so maybe too early in the season...

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I should go to Phoenix instead of far away in Surrey lol
I love the Scarlet Belles <3
 

Flytrap

Seedling
Hi BC collectors, I plan to thin out my collection later next month, and will trade/ sell a bunch. If you're interested, please PM me. I've mostly Sarracenias and droseras... nothing fancy, most of them will be divisions from old plants that have been growing here in my collection (Vancouver/ Tofino) for the past 40+ years.
Sorry, local transactions only (too much effort to ship them out). Thanks
 
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