Ease to Grow: Easy
Native Range: Wet Bogs of southeastern Australia, Tazmania and New Zealand.
Zones: 7-9 (6-10)
The Fork Leafed Sundew, Drosera binata, is a dazzling red, small, upright, sundew. It is a robust grower and readily spreads from its roots, filling its pot or developing a nice colony. Being a temperate plant, it will die back to its roots as cool weather approaches, and reemerge from resting buds on its roots in the spring. New leaves unroll much like the fronds of a fern with a nice flush of leaves in spring. It may rest mid-summer, but will show another showy flush of leaves in the fall. It can tolerate a light frost. D. binata prefers open, sunny, boggy conditions in peaty soils. It flowers from June to September with blossoms that are white on tall, multi-flowered red scapes. It is easily divided from the thick, black, hairy roots, or by leaf cuttings. It will be a colorful addition to your carnivorous plant collection. This selection comes from cuttings, and are identical to the parent. Plants ordered in winter may be shipped dormant and leafless, but will re-emerge, given warm and bright conditions. Juvenile plants may be shipped. For maximum effect plant use multiple plants in a 6" pot.
Plants are shipped bare-root, wrapped in damp sphagnum moss. Photographs are representative of species, and not the specific plant shipped.
Height: 4" - 6"
Plant Type: Perennial, warm temperate
Soil: Lower Bog Mix or All-Purpose Mix
Light: Bright indoors, full sun to partial sun outdoors
Use: Grows well in the protected bog garden, greenhouse and indoors. It is a good terrarium plant, if you provide for dormancy