This sundew has long thread-like leaves, which gives this plant its common name, dewthread. After a long winter dormancy, long thin leaves slowly rise from the
resting bud, standing tall and proud in the late spring sunlight. Small
drops of nectar glisten ever so slightly in the bright morning hours,
enticing insects to taste its sweet offerings. By summerâ€™s end, the
plant is flecked with trophies of its conquests.
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.
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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
8 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 - September. Leaves will die back at the onset of frost.
Hardy of winter frost. Mulch in USDA zones 7 and colder.
A sundew with long thread-like leaves. Commonly referred to as dewthread.