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By TrapsAndDews
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I was wondering if you could get d. intermedia seeds and just throw them into some pots that are outside. (after you cold stratified them) Would the seeds germinate outside? Or would it be better to germinate the seeds indoors, then acclimate the plants to the outdoors when they get larger? (by the way, I don't have any d. intermedia seeds right now, I'm just wondering if it's possible)
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By DeadlyCarnivore
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I mean, the plants naturally grow outside. So given the right conditions, they should germinate outside. If where you live doesnt give you the right conditions, germinate them inside, then acclimate outside.

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By optique
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They grow like weeds in my out door collection. I have a top layer of live spag. that just fills with seeds and keeps spreading it even after repots and divides.

when i divide i try to pick out the dormant ones to poke back in the pots i sell like as a bonus. i did circle some but you have to zoom in to notice.
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By Panman
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Agreed. They become weedy outdoors. The problem you need to watch out for is the rain washing them out of the pot.
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By ChefDean
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A plant grown outdoors? What kind of witchcraft is this?
You're going to H-E-double hockey sticks for thinking such blasphemy!
Seriously though, I'm not great with seeds, but I've had much better success doing them outdoors, including stratification, than indoors. Capes are probably the only ones that didn't have a significant difference in performance.
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By Huntsmanshorn
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TrapsAndDews wrote: Wed Nov 24, 2021 5:32 pm Can drosera seeds survive freezing temperatures for a long period of time?
I've never tried it with tropical Drosera, but all temperate and all subtropical seeds I've tried it with did somewhere between great and okay. I've even had success with tomato and groundcherry seeds, and they are very tropical.
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By steve booth
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Temperate Drosera seeds can take a winter (freezing temperatures) without too much trouble. what tends to happen outdoors in bogs and the like, is that the self-set seeds being so small tend to get buried by the effects of wind and rain or overtopped by Sphagnum, so don't germinate, till you turn the soil over for some reason, even 12 months or more later and those then exposed get going.
Long winded way of saying yes they can take freezing temperatures
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By MikeB
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TrapsAndDews wrote: Wed Nov 24, 2021 5:32 pm Can drosera seeds survive freezing temperatures for a long period of time?
Check out the range maps:

Drosera anglica
Drosera filiformis
Drosera intermedia
Drosera rotundifolia

As long as you get seeds from a northern population, they won't have any trouble.
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