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    Plants will be easier than seed for sure.
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    Av8tor1, most likely outdoors. I live in a zone six area and it gets very humid in the summer, plus I don't have a setup for growing indoors yet.

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    container mini bog with sarracenia and vft, drag it indoors when temps drop to low 20's

    lots of good threads on various techniques.... very low maintenance and lot of bang for buck

    Im very familiar with ky climate

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    On my experience N. ventricosa or N. sanguinea make good begginer plants. Can grow them outside in the summer and bring them inside when the temp goes below around 50 degrees ferenheit. They also make great windowsill plants in the winter.

    good luck with whatever you decide to start out with

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    Hello,

    There are many interesting CPs to start out with, as noted above...

    I'd suggest buying a copy of this book:

    http://books.google.ca/books/about/T...gC&redir_esc=y

    It will help you with figuring out the needs of certain plants. Makes it easier to find out what is easy.
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    The Savage Garden is defiantly a great investment for beginners...I should know
    this reminds me of the ICPS 2012 international show, I actually met the author, Peter D'Amato-really cool experience

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    I'll break it down by genus for you,

    Dionaea: muscipula (much hardier than you'd expect. Mine have frozen several times before and survived.)
    Drosera: Tropical- capensis, adelae, spatulata, aliciae, venusta, binata
    Temperate- intermedia, capillaris
    Nepenthes: x ventrata, ventricosa, Miranda, smilesii, aristolochioides x thorelii
    Sarracenia: purpurea, flava
    Pinguicula: primuliflora, moranensis
    Utricularia: gibba, livida, bisquimata, sandersonii

    A note on the Sarracenia I recommended, they can handle temperatures much colder than most would expect. The last remaining S. flava site in Virginia may be very close to the NC border, but it's one of the coldest spot in VA during the winter. Nights regularly dip below freezing by quite a bit. I talking below 0 F!

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