As the name suggests, this form of Drosera filiormis is native to Nova Scotia where winters are downright frigid, so it is accustomed to a short growing season and chilly winters. In early spring, it's virtually identical to the form found in the along the East Coast of the United States. However, it never grows as large, probably approaching 6 inches.
In late summer, it will cease growing and its leaves will die back. The plant will eventually form a resting bud sitting at soil level. Growth will resume in spring.
Plants You Receive
This plant is shipped in a 3-inch pot
All cold hardy plants are grown outdoors at our nursery in Oregon and experience the changes of the seasons. Care instructions are provided.
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Florida panhandle through the eastern regions of Canada.
Type of Plant
Cold hardy perennial for outdoor growing.
Size of Adult Plants
6 inches tall.
Full sun, 6 or more hours of direct sunlight.
Use mineral-free water or water low in minerals (less than 50 parts per million). Keep the soil wet by setting the plant in a dish of standing water.
Use 1 part peat moss and 1 part perlite (or washed river sand). Avoid fertilizers, regular garden soil, and compost.
April - August. Leaves will begin to die back in late summer.
Hardy of winter frost. Mulch in USDA zones 7 and colder.