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Drosera capillaris 'Giant'

Hairy Sundew

Item #: 5287

Zones: 7a to 10b, at least

Height: 1" tall

Culture: Sun

Origin: United States

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L)

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This native sundew is found in moist bogs from Maryland south to Florida and west to Texas. The tiny, paddle-like, hairy leaves are covered with drops of goo, which trap insects that try to use it for a landing pad. This giant form is a whopping 2" across...remember that size is a relative thing. In summer, the clumps are topped with thin spikes holding small pink flowers. While they are winter-hardy in most of the SE US, sundews are so bloody small that you will probably lose them in the garden, so pots and terrariums of peatmoss/sand are recommended.