This tiny species is the smallest of our U.K. native Sundews, though is nothing like as common as Drosera rotundifolia. The leaves are semi-erect and typically upto 3.5cm long in U.K. examples. The leaf blades are spoon-shaped, with red glands; the whole leaf can gradually turn a matching red colour in prolonged good light/sun.
The small, white flowers are borne on a short stem that arises from the side of the rosette. As with all native U.K. Sundews, this species dies down to a small winter resting bud in late summer/early autumn.
Prefers a high water table - in nature, these are found in the wettest parts of bogs, even sometimes growing as semi-aquatic. Can gradually form clumps over time which can make for an arresting sight. Best grown out of doors, however a well ventilated coldframe or cold greenhouse is also acceptable. If grown under glass, keep just damp during the winter and only increase watering considerably once again in full growth.
Mature plants, supplied potted in a 7cm square pot, with a full-colour printed identification label, which includes basic cultural details.
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Page last updated: 11/07/19