This is the most common sundew
in the world, which grows in North America, Asia and Europe. Yet, it’s very 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.
Drosera rotundifolia can be tricky to grow. It prefers bright, cool conditions. It slows down dramatically when the weather gets hot. Cool nights will make this plant happy. Grow it 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.
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.
Please watch the monthly video podcast
for examples of how your plant may look at this time of the year and important growing tips for the season.
Northern California through Alaska, Canada, and New England.
Type of Plant
Cold hardy perennial for outdoor growing.
Size of Adult Plants
3-4 inches tall.
Partial to full sun, 4 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 - September. Leaves will die back prior to the Fall Equinox.
Hardy of winter frost. Mulch in USDA zones 7 and colder.