Re: Utric Question.

Adam Wexler (
Tue, 19 Jul 1994 11:10:42 -0700 (PDT)

I would think that it would not be wise to take a plant used to growing
in a subtropical climate and subjecting it to such low temperatures. I
say this because within a species' range, those populations that grow in
different environments have often differentiated into ecotypes. In most
cases a particular ecotype will thrive in its specific environment but be
less robust the more different its new habitat is from its old one. I
have seen this with D. rotundifolia collected from alpine areas, if you
don't keep them iced-down they usually don't make it through August, our
hottest month in Seattle. It is possible that Utrics can adapt, but
give them time to do so. The other possibility is plant the Utric out
but take "cuttings" and overwinter them indoors. That way you always
have a backup.