Drosera binata - Small Red Form Seeds
Red Forked Sundew SEEDEase to Grow: Easy.
Native Range: Wet Bogs of southeastern Australia and New Zealand.
Zones: 7-9 (6-10).
The Small Red Forked Sundew, Drosera binata var. dichotoma - small red form, is a dazzling red, medium-height, upright, sundew. It is similar to T-Form, but all red. It is a robust grower and readily spreads from its roots, filling its pot or developing a nice colony. It is a great bug catcher, and attracts a lot of attention. It is a temperate plant dying back to its roots as cool weather approaches, and reemerging 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. It 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. D. binata comes in many forms: T-form, Double Fork, Small Red Fork, Giant, Staghorn and Marston's Dragon. Though most rarely produce viable seeds in cultivation, the Small Red Forked Sundew is an exception. Its seeds can be sown immediately, or stored, cool and dry, for the following Spring. 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.
Seed Packs are fresh harvested in the Fall, and stored refrigerated. Seed count is approximate, but reliable.
Note: 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" - 6".
Plant Type: Perennial, warm temperate.
Soil: Lower Bog Mix or General CP 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.