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PostPosted: Sun Dec 28, 2008 4:30 pm    Post subject: growing carnivorous plants from seed Reply with quote

i got a kit with venus fly trap and pitcher plant (sarracenia) seeds for christmas - the instructions given are for growing them indoors - but i have a spot i could put them in outdoors. i assume they'd take an irish summer fine, but are they hardy in an irish winter? or are they annuals?
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 29, 2008 3:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I presume you would have to germinate them indoors initially then you could possibly move them outdoors. I dont think the venus fly trap is an annual, more a subshrub for bog gardens.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 29, 2008 7:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi
I think the Sarracenia will be OK, but the venus fly trap will not survive our cold winters as they like it moist, hot and steamy Smile

Sue
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