pitcher plants in water garden
Last year I tried one pitcher plant in my water garden, it was S. "scarlet belle". It thrived all summer, made it thru the winter and bloomed this spring. Encouraged, I bought more pitcher plants, S. Judith Hindle and I forget some of the the other names, and made a bog area with a spaghnum, sand peat mix in a plastic netted basket lined with landscaping fabric. The crown of the plants sit about an inch above the water, but the basket itself is submersed in the pond. In the winter I use a stock heater that keeps the water slightly above freezing, last year I lowered the pot the pit. plant was in so it was in deeper water and would not freeze as I am unsure of the hardiness zone. Do you think I should leave all the plants in the water garden or try to over winter them in the garage, I am not sure how hardy all the plants are, there is a mixture. Thanks!