Re: Freezing Binata

From: Mark Bachelor (
Date: Thu Aug 26 1999 - 16:44:11 PDT

Date: Fri, 27 Aug 1999 09:44:11 +1000
From: Mark Bachelor <>
Message-Id: <aabcdefg3056$foo@default>
Subject: Re: Freezing Binata

As D. binata sub-species are found from tropical Queensland to temperate
Victoria & Tassie, you to expect that not all will survive freezing. I
would never let my Multifidas get that cold, but the local D. binata
binata can definately suvive freezing temperatures (not that we get
those conditions very often, but we did last year, three times in fact)
although they do not normally experience extended periods of extreme
cold. All the plants that I know of are in coastal areas and so would
rarely experience snow or having their roots frozen. In the wild these
plants are usually amongst vegetation that would shelter them from the
brief extremes of temperature.

> Drosera binata survive Atlanta winters in several bogs outdoors. I've read
> that there are forms of binata that do not survive freezing temperatures.
> Don't know if that's true. I've also had B. liniflora come back this summer
> in an outdoor bog, although I don't know if it's from seed or from roots
> that overwintered.
> David


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