I am successfully growing several kinds of Sarracenia outdoors in northern Alabama, right on the border between zones 7 and 8. I want to try sundews and butterworts next - what species should I try first?
Are you looking for indoor or outdoor plants?
Any sundew is a good sundew, i like cape sundews and dew threads...i just love the little octopus tentacles arm's
I'm primarily looking for outdoor plants, inasmuch as I know I can provide them with what they need.
Filiformis is great and easy to start from leaf cuttings in distilled water, Search for temperate Sundews and butterworts.
Not all sundews (Drosera) are created equal. Different sundew (Drosera) require different grow condition but I guess you already know that. For outside grow in zone 8 (also my zone) I will recommend: D. intermedia Ã¢ÂÂtypical formÃ¢ÂÂ; D. binata; D. binata Ã¢ÂÂmultifidaÃ¢ÂÂ; D. filiformis Ã¢ÂÂFlorida giantÃ¢ÂÂ or all so known as D. filiformis filiformis. Tropical sundew (exp: D. capensis) can be grow outside but will need to be extra care for they need to be keep above 50 and high humidity 65+ for them to produce proper dew.
Butterworts (Pinguicula) can be a bit tricky to grow outside year around. This is the reason why it is hard to find them for sale. To say the least, I do not recommend growing butterworts outside in zone 8. But if you really want to try, here is a list of some butterworts that can be grow out side (if you can find them): P. vulgaris (the easiest to find); P. macroceras ( like cooler temperature zone around 6-7) P. grandiflora ( the easiest to grow if you live in zone 6) P. longifolia; P. Corsica; P. ramosa (extremely rare); P. villosa (will only grow in zone 1 or 2); P. vallisneriifolia (only grow by Europe growersÃ¢ÂÂ¦ I donÃ¢ÂÂt know why)