Drosera filiformis ssp tracyi, Southern Dewthread or Tracy's Sundew

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A native of the far SE US, this Drosera is the largest in the US, reaching up to 20" and sporting a pendent chain of surprising pink flowers in May or June. "Filiformis" because of its habit — long, green filaments, with dew-tipped hairs rising tall to curl at the tops. Bright light but no midday or afternoon sun will keep it happy, along with a 50/50 mix of peat and sand and constantly moist but not soggy soil. Dry soil is its nemesis, even when dormant. Rainwater or distilled water at a depth of 1/4 inch in a pan with rocks will keep it in good shape. When dormant, after filaments become black, a little hibernacula, or small bud rests on the soil until the next season.

Minimum temperature: 10° F