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Recommended sundews and butterworts?

Posted by madabouteu 8A - central Alabama (My Page) on
Sun, Jun 1, 14 at 18:12

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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RE: Recommended sundews and butterworts?

Are you looking for indoor or outdoor plants?

RE: Recommended sundews and butterworts?

Any sundew is a good sundew, i like cape sundews and dew threads...i just love the little octopus tentacles arm's

RE: Recommended sundews and butterworts?

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

RE: Recommended sundews and butterworts?

Filiformis is great and easy to start from leaf cuttings in distilled water, Search for temperate Sundews and butterworts.

RE: Recommended 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 “typical form”; D. binata; D. binata “multifida”; D. filiformis “Florida giant” 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 don’t know why)

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