Drosera filiformis filiformis Red Seeds
Red Threadleaf Sundew SEEDEase to Grow: Easy.
Native Range: Wet bogs of New Jersey.
Zone: 7 (5-9.)
The Red Threadleaf Sundew, is a cultivar of Drosera filiformis filiformis, and is among the largest of all the North American sundews. The original plant was discovered in the Pine Barrens of New Jersey. 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.
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" - 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.