A dainty carnivorous species of bogs with small, beautiful lavender-colored flowers which open for several hours each morning in August-September. Leaves are very thin and grow upwards from the base, terminating in fiddlehead-like spirals as they emerge, covered in a dewdrop-like sticky liquid which entraps small insects. Tolerates soggy conditions, clay, sand, and very high acid soil, including sphagnum mats. Will absorb nutrients from the small insects that become trapped by the sticky liquid on its leaves, and because much of its nutrients come from insects, its root system is relatively small and shallow. Make sure you only buy this plant from reputable sources where you're sure it hasn't been dug from the wild (poached). As with all of our plants, Toadshade never digs any plants from the wild -- all of our plants are nursery propagated and grown right here at Toadshade.
4-12 inch tall
Plant Hardiness Zones: 5b-8b
Native Range: MA south to MD, southern NC, and the Florida panhandle. Native to Canada in NS. Rare in NY, MD, NC, and FL. Considered extirpated in CT and DE.
Germination - Easy: Cold stratify 8 weeks
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