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    ok. I have two of the purple pitcher plants although I don't know which variety. I'm letting them sit on my porch during the day and bringing them in at night so the squirrel doesn't visit them early in the morning and eat them. Have to get my protective screen covering made next.

    At this point I don't have the other plants to experiment with. The rest of my sarracenias will experience dormancy in the refrigerator.

    Glenn: I grow rock garden plants in 8" deep containers with very little loss over the winter. I lose more in-ground plants than I do container plants. Of course, my containers are made of a plastic foam like substance which may provide some insulation.
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    I would suggest getting "outer" containers for the pots which have no holes and are resistant to freezing (microwave safe at least, sinking them in the ground with the plants in them and covering the whole thing with pine needles
    I live in southern Ontario and kept S.flava outside growing in 5 gallon restaurant food pails along with D.filiformis and D.rotundifolia by using this method.. much of this past winter they were under snow so I didn't really see them until early spring, but they were fine, I didn't lose a single plant
    I plan on doing this with VFTs and a few other species this year since I have it on Sterling authority that it works just fine
    Da Growlist

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