Drosera intermedia Seeds
Ease to Grow: Easy
Native Range: Wet Bogs and Pocosins of northern and southeastern North America, northern Europe and Asia
Zones: 4-9 (3-10)
Drosera intermedia or Bird's Nest Sundew is sometimes called the Water Sundew, and for good reason. It loves extremely wet, saturated boggy conditions, often growing on floating mats, where it can grow its largest, 3+". It is medium height with a dazzling display of glistening tentacles in full sun, giving it a silvery appearance. The spatula-shaped leaves are green with bright red tentacles. It emerges early in the Spring and last throughout the Summer and Fall. It forms a sturdy winter hibernacula (resting bud), which is best pushed down to the surface in early Spring for best growth. The small flowers are white with a tint of pink on scapes with multiple blossoms. It flowers from June to August and often forms young plantlets on the flower spike (false vivipary). It frequently produce abundant seeds, giving it a nice spreading habitat. Seeds need to be stratified (cold, damp winter storage), and can be stored for several years. It is wide-spread, growing from Canada to the Caribbean, where varieties do not require dormancy. Drosera intermedia is a trooper, and a great companion in the collection or growing in the 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: 1" - 3"
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 provided Winter dormancy.