Drosera filiformis filiformis Seeds
Ease to Grow: Moderate
Native Range: Wet bogs of New Jersey
Zone: 7 (5-9)
Drosera filiformis filiformis or Threadleaf Sundew is among the largest of all the North American sundews. D. filiformis filiformis is slightly smaller than D. filiformis tracyi. Its long tentacles can reach upwards to 18 inches. They are covered with numerous sticky red tentacles that glisten in the sunlight. It is quite noticeable from a distance and appears to shine silvery-pink. It gets a lot of attention at the Nursery. It prefers open, sunny bog conditions and does not grow in Sphagnum Moss. It can tolerate drier conditions than most sundews, and competes well with other non-carnivorous plants. It emerges late in the Spring and lasts throughout the Summer and Fall. It forms a large sturdy winter hibernacula (resting bud), which is best pushed down to the surface in early Spring for best growth. The numerous flowers are pink on tall scapes. It flowers from May to June, and frequently produce abundant seeds. Seeds need to be stratified (cold, damp winter storage), and can be stored for several years. Drosera filiformis filiformis is a dramatic carnivorous plant for your collection or bog garden. This selection comes from seed and will show some natural variations.
Seed Packs are fresh harvested in the Fall, and stored refrigerated. Seed count is approximate, but reliable.
Note: Stratification is required to prepare seeds for germination. All seeds are produced from open pollination within our collection. Some cross pollination among different cultivars may occur. Growing carnivorous plants from seeds is best suited for the experienced and patient grower. See our webpage on Growing CPs from Seeds.
Height: 4" - 12+"
Plant Type: Perennial, temperate
Soil: Lower Bog Mix or General CP Mix
Light: Bright indoors, full sun to partial sun outdoors
Use: Grows well in the soggy bog garden, greenhouse and indoors if dormancy is provided.