VFT winter survival

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  1. NovaScotiaCarnage

    NovaScotiaCarnage Sprout

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    Anyone know of a good VFT variety to survive outside in NS weather?
     
  2. Lloyd Gordon

    Lloyd Gordon Parasitic Plant Aficionado Staff Member

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    I find my VFT's need to be at 1°C or higher for dormancy.
     
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    Labine keeps a lot of types of vfts outdoors year round in quebec. I think he ssaid its zone 3 there.
     
  4. Lloyd Gordon

    Lloyd Gordon Parasitic Plant Aficionado Staff Member

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    Mulched at ground level covered by lots of snow probably is close to 0°C all winter.
     
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    Ah okay. That sounds about right.
     
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    How does he do this? I live in Ottawa and I have lived in quebec, and it gets much lower than 0 celcius, and can get to -40 celcius at times. Does not seem like they can be left outdoors.
     
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    If they're in ground, protected by mulch and snow (and isolated from ground water and runoff), they should stay at just above 0°C all winter. You can test a site with a thermometer. Fridge is safe, too.
     
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    If you can, I have just put up a thread asking about the fridge dormency. I'd love your advice on my questions, as you, @Lloyd Gordon, have helped me in the past when I had questions!
     

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