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Capensis outside in the UK

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In case anyone wonders, yes d. capensis can survive outside in a bog in the UK.  I'm in the East Midlands, and here's proof positive - 3 Cape Sundews coming back to life in a large planter that froze over during the winter.

 

 

Cape Sundew outside June 2015

Cape Sundew outside June 2015

Cape Sundew outside June 2015

 

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that's good to know !! I've just put some stray ones that ended up in my vft pots into my bog planter. didn't think they would survive the winter

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Yes, and they've managed to push their way through the peat moss carpet too.  I'm really pleased about this because sundews are by far my favourite CP.

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I've had some Capensis and Binata growing outside in a bog garden for 10 years, both have survived being frozen.

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Similar to Trev I have had Capensis and Binata outside in bogs for years it dies back to its roots but so far has never failed to come back, even from a -18C some years ago, admittedly they were covered with some fern fronds as were the VFTs and they too came back, if a little late in the season.

Cheers

Steve

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