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    i'm not sure where the op is, but places like colorado have really intense sun in the winter and it would be plenty of light for them. they may also use grow lights. i don't know. this is all just my opinion.
    So many plants...so little time

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    Quote Originally Posted by kwende View Post

    (Foot what it's worth, I live in zone 5b and just learned this year I could keep them outside so long as I properly cover them, I plan to try this next winter).
    *maybe* you can..
    but its risky..
    I live in Zone 6, and im hesitant to try it..
    IMO, only zone 7 or higher should attempt to overwinter outside..
    yes it *can* be done in zone 6, and maybe even zone 5, just be aware its a big risk, and you could lose plants..
    if its an unusually mild winter, it will probably be fine..
    but if its an unusually cold winter, you could lose everything..(for zones 5 and 6)

    As for your current rhizomes, I would keep them dormant longer..
    pot them up, keep them in the fridge, put them outside in the spring..

    (It would have been better yet to wait until Spring to buy them!
    mid-winter is the worst time to buy new plants..but what's done is done..)

    Scot

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    "mid-winter is the worst time to buy new plants" +1

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    Hey all, thanks for the feedback.

    I'm very hesitant to buy new plants in the winter which is why I rarely do. This was a sale given by a particularly excellent seller in California and I really didn't want to let it pass.

    I'm also very hesitant to put them outside in the winters here. I seem to get a lot of different opinions from people; and some of those from this group have me second-guessing whether I want to try this. I live in Nebraska, and it gets FAREEZING here....frozen solid ground, nights falling below 0 degrees F weeks in a row. It scares me. Perhaps I'll stick to my fridge method after hearing some of the feedback here.

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    FWIW, I bought 90 (correct: ninety) of these "assorted unlabeled rhizomes" last winter, undoubtedly from the same nursery, and they arrived here about this time last year. I potted them up immediately and they spent the remainder of the winter in an unheated greenhouse where they remained dormant until late March. All but ONE rhizome sprouted and developed into a respectable (if not downright spectacular) plant. I think that if you handle the rhizome with smarts and observe its needs for the remainder of its dormancy (I would urge you to leave the plants dormant until late March, given your climate zone) then I see no reason to be concerned, nor do I believe mid-winter is "the worst time" to acquire dormant plants.

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    Was this nursery a particular seller of CARNIVORES from CALIFORNIA?

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    I will pot them up, put them in the fridge until March (which is when the rest of my Sarrs come out of dormancy). Right now I've got twenty assorted Sarrs in dormancy and have had great success over the past 5 years doing this; so it seems my natural tendencies are good and something I should just keep up.

    Thanks for all the responses!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kwende View Post
    Was this nursery a particular seller of CARNIVORES from CALIFORNIA?
    Yes.

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