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By Shadowtski
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I suspect the 2019 CP growing season has come to a close. We've had a killing frost and now a nice covering of snow. That should put my temperate Drosera, along with my Sarrs and VFTs, thoroughly into dormancy. I'll wait for a warmer day to melt the snow and bring them into the basement. Other than D. roundifolia, intermedia, and linearis, these guys would not survive a Milwaukee Winter.

I do plan to leave D. linearis out all Winter. I suspect he needs something like a 4 - 5 month dormancy to thrive.
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By fluffy123
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Are your temperate Sundews staying outside the entire winter?


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fluffy123 wrote:Are your temperate Sundews staying outside the entire winter?


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No, once they're dormant, I bring in everything but the D. linearis.
D. rotundifolia, intermedia, and filiformis, have formed hibernacula.
D. capillaris and temperate forms of D. binata keep them company in the basement grow area over Winter.
By SundewWolf
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Moved mine into the garage this morning when I saw the low would be 22 tonight. Not a huge fan of letting mine freeze (other than purps). Don't know how November will be here in chicago but yesterday may be the last light my Sarrs see until April. Well.. unless I turn on growlights I guess.

Agree on the lineris. Mine is dormant for a solid 6 months. It only sends up decent growth May-July, and has formed hibernacula both of the Septembers I've had it.
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wow i put some neps outside today for some warm rain
By tracieh
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Nothing scares me more with these plants than dormancy!!! I am having such anxiety about putting them in a cold place. Always feels counter intuitive haha!
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By fluffy123
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I just leave my hardy Sundews outside too here in zone 7a.


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By Shadowtski
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tracieh wrote:Nothing scares me more with these plants than dormancy!!! I am having such anxiety about putting them in a cold place. Always feels counter intuitive haha!
What area are you in?
Some parts of the country are fine with year-round outdoor growing.
In their natural habitat, many plants routinely experience a cool/cold Winter and need dormancy to thrive and flourish long-term.
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I am in NJ


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Shadowtski wrote:
tracieh wrote:Nothing scares me more with these plants than dormancy!!! I am having such anxiety about putting them in a cold place. Always feels counter intuitive haha!
What area are you in?
Some parts of the country are fine with year-round outdoor growing.
In their natural habitat, many plants routinely experience a cool/cold Winter and need dormancy to thrive and flourish long-term.
I am in Pennsylvania- zone 6a I believe
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tracieh wrote:
Shadowtski wrote:
tracieh wrote:Nothing scares me more with these plants than dormancy!!! I am having such anxiety about putting them in a cold place. Always feels counter intuitive haha!
What area are you in?
Some parts of the country are fine with year-round outdoor growing.
In their natural habitat, many plants routinely experience a cool/cold Winter and need dormancy to thrive and flourish long-term.
I am in Pennsylvania- zone 6a I believe
You're just a little warmer than me.
I'd suggest following my routine.
Tropicals like Nepenthes and some Drosera come inside when it hits 50 at night.
Subtropicals like South African Drosera and Cephalotus come inside when night temps go down to 40.
Warm and medium Temperate stuff like Gulf Coast Sarracenia, VFTs, Cobra Pitchers, and most US Drosera come inside right after first frost.
Cold Temperate CP like Sarr purpurea ssp purpurea, D linearis, and D intermedia and D. rotundifolia from locations near you can stay outside all Winter long. You can mulch or cover them for added protection if you want.

With any plant you're not sure of, ... Google where it comes from and Google the climatic year round temperatures there.

As always, this is just my 02¢ worth.
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By Jeeper
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Mike is braver than I am, but I am further north that he is.

Everything, vft, sarrs, temperate Drosera are iny breezeway now till spring. 28°-35° this week and breezeway thermometer says 40° most of the time, I'm happy with that. May need to add a heater when the -20° days come in January, but we'll see.
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This is what I woke up to this morning. I keep all of my sarrs outdoors all year. The only protection they get is from dead pitchers,which I won't trim until early spring. They act as a wind break for the rhizomes. I also cram them all together really tight. I occasionally lose a plant but it's rare.
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