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Venus Flytrap Hardiness

Posted by gardener1 6 (My Page) on
Thu, Jul 18, 13 at 23:18

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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RE: Venus Flytrap Hardiness

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

RE: Venus Flytrap Hardiness

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

RE: Venus Flytrap Hardiness

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

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