Drosera species that could be classed as subtropicals are found in South America, southern Africa, southern and eastern Asia, and Australia. There are at least a hundred species of Drosera in these regions. Some such as the tuberous, pygmy, and woolly sundews of Australia and a few Drosera from South Africa are special cases that need to be considered separately because of their particular requirements. But most subtropical Drosera are just variations on the same theme.
It emerges early in the Spring and lasts throughout the Summer and Fall. It forms a sturdy winter hibernacula (resting bud), which is best pushed down to the surface in early Spring for best growth. The small flowers are white with a tint of pink on scapes with multiple blossoms. It flowers from June to August and often forms young plantlets on the flower spike (apomixis). It frequently produce abundant seeds, giving it a nice spreading habit. Seeds need to be stratified (cold, damp winter storage), and can be stored for several years. It is wide-spread, growing from Canada to the Caribbean, where varieties do not require dormancy. Drosera intermedia is a trooper, and a great companion in the collection or growing in the bog garden. This selection comes from seed, and will show some natural variations. For maximum effect use multiple plants in a 6" pot.
Height: 1" - 3". Plant Type: Perennial, temperate. Soil: Lower Bog Mix or General CP Mix. Light: Bright indoors, full sun to partial sun outdoors. Use: Grows well in the soggy bog garden, greenhouse and indoors.