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Dormancy and mild weather.

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Hi all,

This is my first winter keeping sarracenia, which I house in a polytunnel.

The weather down here in East Sussex has been very mild,with only a couple of gentle frosts .

How does a mild winter affect the plants?

Does day length also contribute to their dormancy?

If we get a late cold snap,will early growth need protection, or can they just be left to get on with it?

Mark.

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A mild winter for us would be bitterly cold in Alabama and Northern Florida.

This is what they're experiencing in the wild at the moment: https://www.accuweather.com/en/us/apalachicola/32320/daily-weather-forecast/405

Daylight is the important thing really. They're tough though, so don't worry about a cold snap in February or March, they'll be fine.

 

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Thanks mate,

It never occurred to me to think of the weather they would get in Florida.

I need to get my head round how tough these plants are.

Mark

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