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    Now for the snow question...

    I'm in zone 8

    Now I read that it's bad that a flyftrap sits under snow ...

    & yet I been told it's ok to keep my flytraps outside

    I have this season put 1 out to test and the rest out side but undercover

    Advise welcome.

    Noddy

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    Zone 8 snow is fine..because its still very warm *overall* all winter..
    VFTs in their native habitat of South Carolina (in Zone 8) get snow on occasion..its rare, but it happens.

    If you are in zome 8, I would still leave the VFTs outdoors, even if it snows.

    "its not the cold itself that kills..its the duration of the cold"

    I bet you wont be under zero degrees C for more than a day or two..
    and when you get snow, I bet it melts in a day or two..
    thats fine..nothing to worry about..

    Now I read that it's bad that a flyftrap sits under snow .
    its not bad if they are under snow for a few days..
    its only bad if they are under snow for 3 months..like we get around here.

    If you get a major cold snap, say minus 7 C or colder, you could consider moving the plants to a shed or garage..but if you are only around zero C, no big deal..

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    Well e are currently getting the worse snow no in 30years that's sod's law...

    I hope all the VFT's will be ok...

    And that they don't die... this year

    Noddy

    ---------- Post added 01-06-2010 at 12:01 AM ---------- Previous post was 01-05-2010 at 11:34 PM ----------

    The is my junk VFT to see how it stands to the cold...

    This was a frosty day, with ice on water nearby... so it's cold outside



    Then we had heavy snow for 4 days or so



    Next the sno had gone but it's still cold...



    Now this is where it get's interesting around the corner is a soda bottle that's 4 inches thick with ice... Hmm

    Today's shot as the worst weather starts to come in...



    I'll give you a progress report as an when things change or if this plant survives the cold outside.

    I've done this as an experiment to all new comers... & to prove to myself...

    Thanks Noddy
    Last edited by Noddy; 01-05-2010 at 04:34 PM. Reason: typo

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    Snow is an insulator. That's why venus flytraps dig dens in deep snow during the winter. Temperature in the den may stay slightly above 0 C (32 F), while outside it may be as low as -50 C.

    Edit: I thought we were talking about polar bears.

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    I think I'm in zone 5, and some people here in canada (but not in ottawa) can keep VFT's outdoors yearround with temps as low as -30 celcius.

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    I'm in NH on the line of zones 5 and 6 and my VFT's stay out year round. They've been under about a foot of snow for a month now. They come every spring no worse for the wear. They are in the ground in bogs however. I might worry about them in pots up here, but not in zone 8. They should be just fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devon.B View Post
    I think I'm in zone 5, and some people here in canada (but not in ottawa) can keep VFT's outdoors yearround with temps as low as -30 celcius.
    Wow... I was just posting in the "when to bring them in?" thread that people underestimate how much cold VFTs can take, but this is hard to believe.

    Minus 30 C is -22 Fahrenheit, right?

    That's a good 30-40 F. degrees colder than it ever gets in the Wilmington area. And it only gets that cold briefly and rarely.

    It's really hard to believe VFTs could live outside all winter in temps even approaching that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devon.B View Post
    I think I'm in zone 5, and some people here in canada (but not in ottawa) can keep VFT's outdoors yearround with temps as low as -30 celcius.
    I'm in zone 5 and single digit Fahrenheit temps freeze my bog garden solid. Frost heave pulls the VFT out of the ground and makes them dead. Just sayin!

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