Drosera x hybrida

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Drosera x hybrida

Ease to Grow: Easy.
Dormancy: Required.
Native Range: Wet Bogs of New Jersey.
Zones: 7 (6-8).

Drosera x hybrida is a naturally occurring sterile hybrid D. filiformis x intermedia resembling a dwarf D. filiformis. The medium length thread-shaped leaves are green with bright red tentacles and have a slight bulge in the middle. It emerges early in the Spring and lasts throughout the Summer and Fall. It forms a small winter hibernacula (resting bud), which is best pushed down to the surface in early Spring for best growth. The flowers are white with a tint of pink on short scapes with multiple blossoms. It flowers from June to July, but its seeds are non-viable. It is native to restricted regions of the bogs of New Jersery where D. filiformis and D. intermedia occur. It is a curious addition to your collection or bog garden. It is suitable for terrariums. It was first identified in a New Jersey bog. This selection comes from leaf cuttings and is genetically identical to the parent.

Height: 2" - 5".
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. It is a good terrarium plant if allowed for dormancy.

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