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    capensis are unstoppable

    Just wanted to share a quick story regarding how vigorous and hardy capensis are. I live in Oregon and was growing some cape sundews in a bog garden last summer. I removed them when winter came and brought them inside. This spring I was looking at the bog they came from and was surprised to see a small D. capensis growing in the exact area I removed the larger plants from! A root must have been cut off in the hasty process of transplanting them, survived the winter which consisted of frozen ground and snow, and sprouted when warmer weather came. These are truly amazing plants!

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    I'm wondering why these aren't invasive species in the US. I mean, I've managed to kill adult ones in a greenhouse, but everyone says how resilient and powerful they are...
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    wow thats awesome!
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    Thats really interesting. I have some seedlings that are just little green lint at the moment but I was wondering about letting some of them overwinter outside in a dark colored pot and see if they would make it. We have some cold days but not a lot of freezing weather.

    I would place them on a plant rack up against the house and wrap it in plastic and just let them do there thing. This was what I was planning for my VFT and any other temperate dews that I get.

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    what part of oregon are you from? im in albany

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    It's super easy to kill any cp with a bit of drought, except maybe pings and some other genuses.

    But many are surprisingly hardy in the cold.

    Congrats on the unexpected plantlet!

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    Im from beaverton/aloha area in Oregon. about 20 minutes outside of Portland.

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    Like death and taxes, the sundew is unstoppable. I use live sphagnum for most of my composts and I am constantly removing D. capensis from pots and snipping flower stalks. I even have some overgrowing some of my smaller species of Sarracenia . . .
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