Vulgar. That’s how we would describe this plant. No, it’s not what you
think. Vulgaris in Latin means common. This is the most common sundew
in the world, which grows in North America, Asia and Europe. So Drosera vulgaris would be a more befitting name for this ubiquitous sundew. Alas, no one asked us our opinion when it came time to name this plant!
peculiar thing about this common sundew is that it’s rather uncommon in
cultivation. You won’t find it at your local hardware store, like the Venus flytrap. You’ll usually find it sold through specialty
nurseries that cater to a more discriminating clientele.
Grow Drosera rotundifolia in a slightly sheltered location, such as at the
base of a Sarracenia. Make sure the soil is well aerated and moist.
In winter, the leaves will die back, and the plant will form a resting bud sitting at soil level. Growth will resume in mid-spring.
|Natural Habitat:||Throughout the East and West Coasts of the United States, Alaska, and Canada.|
|Type of Plant:||Cold hardy perennial for outdoor growing.|
|Size of Adult Plants:||3 inches tall.||