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Drosera filiformis “Florida Red” with white flowers

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[/url]D. filiformis "Florida Red", white flower by Djoni C, on Flickr[/IMG]

The leaves on this one seem to be a much darker/deeper red than the typical D. filiformis “Florida Red” (aka “Florida All Red”) in my conditions outside in full sun.

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[/url]D. filiformis "Florida Red", white flower form by Djoni C, on Flickr[/IMG]

Flower comparison with D. filiformis “Florida Red” with typical pink flowers

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[/url]D. filiformis "Florida Red", white flower form, and filiformis "Florida Red", pink flower form by Djoni C, on Flickr[/IMG]
 

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Spectacular looking plant!
I hope it grows true from seed.
Will you be selling seed and if so, how much?

Good growing,
Mike

I have not been able to germinate seed from it so far, think it might need hot stratification. I doubt it will grow true from seed because I believe it is a mutation, so I have not really tried that hard to collect/germinate seed from it.
 

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I don't think they require dormancy, but have not been growing them long enough to say that as fact. I think their habits are the same as typical "Florida Red". Some have produced hibernacula in my conditions and some don't, weird. Out of five small plants I left outside over winter, only two survived. The ones I kept in the unheated garage all survived winter with a few forming hibernacula and others kept growing but did slow down.
 
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I've been trying to grow this form from seeds received from the former ICPS seedbank manager, thinking I need to find a way to up the temps to get them to do anything though. As taken from him: this is a form that grows true from seeds, requires some sort of hot stratification to germinate, and though it probably doesn't need a dormancy it will rather readily form hibernacula (ironic since it's the one that has seeds needing heat to germinate).
 
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OMG those are amazing. I lost my filiformis and they are one of my favorite sundews. I would love to trade for some "white form" seeds in the future. I have a few interesting things to offer.
 
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