Discussion in 'Dionaea muscipula' started by NovaScotiaCarnage, Aug 25, 2018.
Anyone know of a good VFT variety to survive outside in NS weather?
I find my VFT's need to be at 1°C or higher for dormancy.
Labine keeps a lot of types of vfts outdoors year round in quebec. I think he ssaid its zone 3 there.
Mulched at ground level covered by lots of snow probably is close to 0°C all winter.
Ah okay. That sounds about right.
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.
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.
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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