Venus Flytrap Hardiness

gardener1(6)July 18, 2013

Hi Gardener1 here,
I've never grown a Venus flytrap how hardy are they? I live in NKY just 15 min south of Cincinnati. Temps at lowest are about -5 degrees f. Can I leave them outside for the winter if I protect them by putting plastic over them. Or will they overwinter in an unheated greenhouse?

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ken2256(5b)

Hi Gardener, you might wanna cover them real well if you get temps to -5, i have used bales of straw here in pa. good luck

    Bookmark   July 19, 2013 at 11:11PM
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gardener1(6)

Ken,
Thank You for the information. I grow a couple of bamboo that are only hardy to 5 degrees and they do Ok. But I think I'll try the greenhouse maybe inside another greenhouse. That should keep it safe.

Here is a link that might be useful: Gabelmans Gardens blog

    Bookmark   July 19, 2013 at 11:48PM
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ken2256(5b)

yes gardener, doubling up on the greenhouses sounds like that would work well., just curious but what temps do you get inside the greenhouse in middle of winter with out heat, i may be tempted to try that. thanks

    Bookmark   July 19, 2013 at 11:56PM
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