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Drosera filiformis - Threadleaf sundew

Carnivorous Plants

Drosera filiformis

Threadleaf sundew

Drosera filiformis, Threadleaf sundew, is one of our favorites here at the nursery, it grows erect leaves standing 5-9” tall with a reddish tinge. It's leaves are covered from top to bottom with globular glands of bug attracting dew. We have used this plant in the greenhouses instead of yellow sticky traps to catch various small nuisance insects like fungus gnats. It flowers mid summer with small pink flowers standing 3” above the foliage. Its native range includes Massachusetts south to Delaware and a small portion of Southern North Carolina. Threadleaf sundew is by far the showiest native sundew and a must for any bog garden.

Bloom Color

Pink

Drosera filiformis Characteristics & Attributes

Exposure
Sun
Mature Height
< 1'
Spread Characteristics
Clumping
Prolific Seeder
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Spring
Summer
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Spring
Summer
Pond Zonation
High Marsh - Saturated Soil
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
Native
Naturalizing
Specimen
USDA Hardiness Zone
5
6
7
8
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