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Drosera capensis - Cape sundew

Carnivorous Plants

Drosera capensis

Cape sundew

Drosera capensis, Cape Sundew, is native to South Africa. It is a showy sundew producing many 3-5” long leaves sparkling with bug attracting globes of sticky dew. Drosera capensis is a prolific bloomer producing many ¼- ½” pink flowers thru the spring and summer months. It will freely seed around and fill in any gaps between other plants in the bog garden. Cape sundew is hardy in zone 6 with protection. It thrives in full sun to part shade.

Bloom Color

Pink

Drosera capensis Characteristics & Attributes

Exposure
Sun
Partial Shade
Mature Height
< 1'
Spread Characteristics
Clumping
Prolific Seeder
Rhizomatous - Slow
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Summer
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Spring
Summer
Fall
Foliage Color
Green
Red
Silver
Wetland Indicator Status
OBL
Plant Type
Bog/Marsh
Flowering Perennial
Attributes
Bog
Carnivorous
Container
Focal Point
Great Foliage
Mass Planting
Naturalizing
Specimen
USDA Hardiness Zone
6
7
8
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