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    Nep G -
    I don't think it's too cold for them where you're at. As long as there is not going to be any deep freezes, they should be just fine. Frosts at night aren't going to harm them. It got down to 28 here last night. All my flowers and developing pitchers came through without a scratch. If you got room to grow them outside, put them outside. There's nothing Sarracenia appreciate more than lots and lots of direct sunshine.

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    I didn't know that Sarracenia esp. Leuco and Flava were THAT hardy while growing! I mean my Purp Purp is doing fine as well it is native to my area!! And yes it's flowers don't have a scratch on them! I also forgot that I have them on an enclosed porch which quickly heats up in the early moring to about 30-40 F then warms right up to 50-60F then at when it is the hottest out side it gets about 65-70F and MUCH hotter ie: 90F in the summer. So you think even 20F wouldn't harm Flava or Leuco??? 20F isn't my temp about 30F is my coldest at night now. and around 25F possibly. But I still cannot belive those temps cannot harm Flava and Leuco esp as they are "true" Southeastern Sarracenia. Mike King care to help me out here? And thnaks Tony as now I can move my other light starved CP to other windows in the household. That really helps out!

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    Even the southern species are hardier than they are given credit for. A few years ago I had all my Sarracenia in a gigantic tub that was frozen solid for 3 days straight and I didn't lose a single plant. I think the duration of cold is more lethal than actual temperatures. Even at this time of year, I don't think 25 degrees is going to hurt them, if it's just an overnite occurrence. It's certainly not going to kill them.

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    So would new pitcher be killed off? Ones that are developing? And do you suggest that I move them out on the porch with the Purp Purp?

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    Also could VFT's go out with them on the porch too? I am assuming yes.

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    Hi Nep G.
    A new pitcher on a non aclimatised plant would get frost damage to the pitcher, I would put your plants outside once risk of frosts are out of the way.
    Long term trials of flava and leuco here in England seem OK for the last couple of years..

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    Until Hard frosts,light frosts or all frosts are over? Also what about the VFT's?

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