Drosera anglica Seeds
Great or English Sundew SeedsEase to Grow: Easy.
Native Range: Wet Bogs of northern North America, Europe and Asia.
Zones: 2-6 (2-9).
Drosera anglica, the Great or English Sundew is a large sundew (2"-6") from northern circumpolar regions. Its paddle-shaped leaves are lime green with long red sticky tentacles. It prefers growing in and among sphagnum moss, where it keeps up with the fast growth of the moss. It does well growing with other bog plants, where it receives mottled sunlight. It does not tolerate temperatures over 80°F very well. It emerges late in the Spring and lasts throughout the Fall. It forms a hairless winter hibernacula (resting bud), which is best pushed down to the surface in early Spring for best growth. The small flowers are white on scapes with multiple blossoms. It flowers from June to September. It frequently produce abundant seeds, giving it a nice spreading habitat. Seeds need to be stratified (cold, damp winter storage). It is wide-spread in its range through North America and Europe.
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: 2" - 8".
Plant Type: Perennial, cold temperate.
Soil: Lower Bog Mix or General CP Mix or Live Sphagnum Moss.
Light: Bright indoors, full sun to partial sun outdoors.
Use: Grows well in the soggy bog garden, greenhouse and indoors. It must be provided dormancy.