What to do for winter.
Posted 01 October 2011 - 14:23 PM
Posted 01 October 2011 - 21:35 PM
Posted 01 October 2011 - 22:23 PM
Posted 02 October 2011 - 09:34 AM
I think you should get them outside and heading in the right direction. I don't know how cold your area gets but VFT's & Sarracenias can tolerate temps that are a little below freezing. For those hobbyists that experience winters that consistently go below freezing there are other alternatives like attics, garages, mulching them outside, refrigerator. It depends upin what you have available to you.
A little of freezing?
I hold mine whole year outside like many other growers here in Belgium(also zone 9),last year its frozen day and night between -5° till -15° for months ,not one plant dead after winter!Sarras and VFT are very hardy,some garden plants are frozen to dead but this CP s seems match harder then some other plants i have for many years in my garden,
PS:not set this outside now,you must do this in spring ,plants must be rooted wel for got trow the winter,meaby you can try to plant this now whit the pot in the ground(in spagnumpeat bog).
Edited by will9, 02 October 2011 - 09:50 AM.
Posted 15 March 2012 - 22:05 PM
Hi, thanks for the reply. According to wikipedia we are considered to be in zone 9, last year was exceptionally cold though and I think the lowest temperature we had was around -14 or -15 Celsius. We do have a greenhouse and they were in there last winter but were still frozen solid.
I'm in Cork and due to luck of not having such a bad winter this year I risked leaving them out (along with Sarracenia leucophylla which concerned me). We had a few frosts but they were very average UK type ones. I checked all my plants today and every one survived and the flytraps are even coming into growth.