Drosera filiformis tracyi Seeds
Threadleaf Sundew Tracyi Seeds
Ease to Grow: Easy.
Native Range: Wet Pocosins of the southern Gulf Coast of North America.
Zone: 8 (6-9).
Drosera filiformis tracyi or Southern Thread-leaf Sundew is among the largest of all the North American sundews. D. filiformis tracyi is slightly larger than D. filiformis filimormis (the Florida Giant Form is slightly larger still). Its long leaves can reach upwards to 18 inches. It is predominately green to yellow-green with clear to slightly orange digestive glands, and covered with numerous sticky tentacles that glisten in the sunlight. It is quite noticeable from a distance and appears to shine silvery-green. 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 large flowers are white on tall scapes. It flowers from May to June, and frequently produce abundant seeds. Seeds can be sown immediately or stored for several years. Drosera filiformis tracyi is a dramatic carnivorous plant for your collection or bog garden.
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" - 16+".
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.