Drosera filiformis tracyi - Florida Giant

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Drosera filiformis tracyi - Florida Giant

Ease to Grow: Easy.
Dormancy: Recommended.
Native Range: Wet Pocosins of the Florida Panhandle.
Zone: 8 (6-9).

The Florida Thread-leaf Sundew, Drosera filiformis tracyi Giant Form, is the largest of all the North American sundews. It is slightly larger than the typical form of D. filiformis tracyi which is slightly larger than D. filiformis filimormis. Its long leaves can reach upwards to 20+ inches. It is predominately green to yellow-green with clear to slightly orange digestive glands, and covered with numerous sticky tentacles that glisten in the sunlight. It is quite noticeable from a distance and appears to shine silvery-green. It 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 sturdy winter hibernacula (resting bud), which is best pushed down to the surface in early Spring for best growth. The numerous large flowers are white on tall scapes. It flowers from May to June, and frequently produce abundant seeds. Seeds can be sown immediately or stored for several years. Drosera filiformis tracyi is a dramatic carnivorous plant for your collection or bog garden. This is an unofficial cultivar. For maximum effect use multiple plants in a 6" pot. 

Height: 4" - 18+".
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.

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