Recommended sundews and butterworts?

madabouteu(8A - central Alabama)June 1, 2014

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?

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Are you looking for indoor or outdoor plants?

    Bookmark   June 1, 2014 at 9:52PM
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Any sundew is a good sundew, i like cape sundews and dew threads...i just love the little octopus tentacles arm's

    Bookmark   June 2, 2014 at 5:26AM
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madabouteu(8A - central Alabama)

I'm primarily looking for outdoor plants, inasmuch as I know I can provide them with what they need.

    Bookmark   June 2, 2014 at 6:25AM
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Filiformis is great and easy to start from leaf cuttings in distilled water, Search for temperate Sundews and butterworts.

    Bookmark   June 2, 2014 at 9:56AM
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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 âÂÂtypical formâÂÂ; D. binata; D. binata âÂÂmultifidaâÂÂ; D. filiformis âÂÂFlorida giantâ 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 growers⦠I donâÂÂt know why)

    Bookmark   June 3, 2014 at 12:21PM
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