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    Question i have a winter ?

    i live in zone 6 and i was wondering if it would be salf to keep my plants out said for winter i have purple pitcher plant sundew(igot at lows) and VFT

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    Im a zone 5, but I would think as long as your temperatures go below freezing (32 degreed F) you should bring them inside and put them in the fridge for a dormacy period as freezing will kill them.

    I could be wrong, as Im new to the coming dormacy, but I think I remember reading that.

    (Im not sure about your sundew, mine isnt a "termperate")
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    yes, you have a winter.
    (you asked if you did or not..the answer is yes, you do.)

    purple pitcher plant = probably safe to leave outdoors all winter, but could be risky depending on if its a northern or southern purpurea.

    sundew = need more info..you need to know the specific species.

    VFT = not safe to leave outdoors all winter, it will likely die.

    and THANK you for providing location information!
    makes replying so much easier!
    I didnt need to ask where you live..(which I often do with questions like this..)

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    You can just dig a small hole in the ground in which to put your VFT or S. purpurea for the winter. I did this one year, and it worked pretty well. But leave the plant in the pot; don't put the bare root ball into the ground.

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    wrong section? this is in the trading section
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    Hi Rom,

    I have both S. purpurea (purple pitcher) and VFT's which I over winter outside in zone 6.

    Dig a hole in the ground and place the pot in the hole - you should leave about 1/2" of pot above the soil line to avoid contamination.

    Then cover the pots with leaves about 6" deep (this is called mulching)/

    Last, place something over the leaves that breaths (like burlap) that you can anchor or stake down in some way to keep the leaves from blowing away.

    I do this every winter with my outdoor bog, and I've had no casualties.

    For the sundew, we need to know more....there are several varieties available at Lowes....maybe if you posted a pic it would help.
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    Another alternative is a sunny window in your attic, if you have one available. I used to be able to tote my buckets of minibogs to the attic where it got cold but not frigid, drawing a little heat from the apartment. And in February, responding to the increasing photoperiod, one by one, the various species of temperate plants began waking up.

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    This whole dormancy thing is really confusing me.
    I've heard it's mainly controlled by photoperiod, but then i read (and you guys have said) that you leave yours in a cold place. What would happen if you let them go dormant (with photoperiod) in a room that is around 65 degrees? Does it NEED to be near freezing?
    Thanks for the help,
    Aaron

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    D. filiformis
    D. intermedia
    D. rotundifolia
    D. x obovata 'Ivan's Paddle'
    Darlingtonia Californica
    S. purpurea var. purpurea
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