Drosera filiformis filiformis - Red Form New Jersey


Ease to Grow: Easy
Dormancy: Yes
Native Range: New Jersey Pine Barrens
Zone: 5-9 (4-10)

The New Jersey Red Thread-leaf Sundew, is a cultivar of Drosera filiformis filiformis, and is among the largest of all the North American sundews. The original New Jersery plant was discovered in the Pine Barrens. The Florida form originates in northern Florida. Its long red, thread-like tentacles can reach upwards to 18 inches. They are covered with numerous sticky red tentacles that glisten in the sunlight. It is a very showy plant, and 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 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 Red Form is a pretty carnivorous plant for your collection or bog garden. This selection comes from leaf cuttings and are identical to the parent.  In it's dormant season, it will be shipped as a dormant hibernaculum.  Juvenile plants may be shipped. For maximum effect use multiple plants in a 6" pot.

Plants are shipped bare-root, wrapped in damp sphagnum moss. In it's dormant season, it will be shipped as a dormant hibernaculum. Photographs are representative of species, and not the specific plant shipped.

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.

Customer Reviews

Based on 16 reviews
Great little plant

Plant arrived very well packaged and showed very little shipping stress. Plant is acclimating and will go outside soon where it will get its bright red color.


I recieved my order very quickly and thoughtfully packed. Each plant recieved was carefully wrapped to ensure it would make it here alive and healthy.

Connie Riehl
Red Form Drosera filiformis

This sundew is very pretty. It adds some color to the arrangement I made. It arrived packaged very well and is acclimating quickly. It, along with four other sundews I purchased from this nursery, are doing well in their container.

Donald Allen
DE. filiformis filiformis - Red Form New Jersey

Just a follow up on my order of a D. filiformis filiformis Red Form New Jersey. The plant is recovering nicely. It has four new leaves coming up nicely. As I suspected, suspected, the plant is fine. The problem was with the USPS delivering it 2 days late.

Drosera filiformis filiformis - Red Form New Jersey

The plants arrived in great condition, I am looking forward to them growing for many years to come

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