Seeds for Sale

  • Sold By: Carlton Carnivores
    This northern temperate locality produces pincushion-like rosettes of thin paddle-shaped leaves up to 3 inches across (though often smaller) on a short stem; coloration is typically a bright green with red tentacles, but under strong enough light they may blush slightly reddish. In summer, short wiry stalks will produce several small, self--pollinating white flowers. This is a species that goes dormant in winter, developing dense hibernacula which may divide to produce clumping colonies of plants. Packets contain 30+ seeds each. This species requires a 4 week cold stratification for germination, and in summer does best in very wet, warm, and strong light environments. Seeds are shipped in padded envelopes to avoid damage in transit, via USPS mail. US shipping only. As seeds can take time and sometimes special treatments in order to germinate properly, returns cannot be accepted and refunds are not available upon receipt of the seed packets. If a package is lost in transit, please contact as soon as possible.
  • Sold By: Carlton Carnivores
    Once considered to be a possible new carnivorous plant group, Proboscidea and its relatives are now relegated to para-carnivorous at best, or more commonly "murderous plants." This species can get large, adult plants measuring several feet across with multiple branches, leaves held on thick petioles and roughly spade-shaped. At the ends of each branch spikes of large, fleshy, 5-lobed flowers form, typically pale pinkish mauve in color with darker spots and a yellow stripe leading into the throat. These flowers also have two-lobed stigmas that move when touched, the lobes folding together to capture pollen or avoid damage. All parts of the plant are covered in tiny, sticky glandular hairs that regularly capture small insects (defense against gnats and aphids) and will attract small assassin bugs that feed on the victims. Pollinated flowers develop unique pods that, when young, can actually be harvested and cooked as a vegetable, but when mature shed their fleshy outer coating and the narrow tips split to form a pair of wickedly sharp hooks used to snag animals and carry them about to disperse seeds (occasionally crippling the animals, and thereby providing the seeds with fertilizer). Seed packs will contain approximately 10+ seeds. These seeds appear to have a fridge-storage shelf life of only a few years, so sow quickly at the start of the growing season. Please note: Proboscidea louisianica cannot be shipped to Washington State. Seeds are shipped in padded envelopes to avoid damage in transit, via USPS mail (First Class or Priority). US shipping only. As seeds can take time and sometimes special treatments in order to germinate properly, returns cannot be accepted and refunds are not available upon receipt of the seed packets. If a package is lost in transit, please contact as soon as possible.
  • Sold By: Carlton Carnivores
    This southern Australian variety of D. spatulata grows to around 2" in diameter, with a flat to semi-erect rosette of the classic tapering wedge shaped leaves of the species. Under good lighting, color readily flushes a rich red. Tall, wiry stalks are regularly produced bearing several self-pollinating, bright pink flowers. Packets contain 50+ seeds each. This variety requires no special conditions to germinate, and will grow in a wide variety of conditions though does best in warm, wet, and bright light environments. Seeds are shipped in padded envelopes to avoid damage in transit, via USPS mail. US shipping only. As seeds can take time and sometimes special treatments in order to germinate properly, returns cannot be accepted and refunds are not available upon receipt of the seed packets. If a package is lost in transit, please contact as soon as possible.
  • Sold By: Carlton Carnivores
    Yes, this is a cultivar that can be propagated by seed. 'Tamlin' has potential to be large, rosettes known to occasionally exceed 4 inches in diameter; when young the leaves remain fairly flat to the ground, but fully mature adult plants will develop elongate, tapered wedge-shaped leaves with a semi-erect, "jointed-middle" profile, and under any good light will flush a bright crimson color. Wiry stalks will produce numerous small, self-pollinating white flowers on a regular basis. Packets contain 50+ seeds each. This variety requires no special treatment for germination, an grows in a wide variety of conditions but best in hot and bright tropical conditions.
  • Sold By: Carlton Carnivores
    A putative polyploid hybrid species that is thought to have originated as D. oblanceolata x spatulata, this taxon is among the easiest sundews to grow. Rosettes around 2.5 inches in diameter possess thick oar-shaped leaves with distinct petioles and teardrop-shaped lamina, held semi-erect just off the ground once mature and colored a deep olive green to wine red in good lighting. Wiry stalks are produced regularly and bear moderately large, bright pink self-pollinating flowers. Packets contain 30+ seeds each. This species requires no special conditions to germinate, and will grow in a wide variety of conditions but does best in hot, tropical and bright environments.
  • Sold By: Carlton Carnivores
    This locality of D. serpens is a somewhat shorter and more heavily colored version than the common form. Plants may reach up to 8 inches or so in length, with thick stems supporting filiform leaves up to 4 inches long that spread out in all directions. Under strong lighting, color starts out bright green but will blush with age to pale and rich reds. When fed well, short curling stalks will be produced along the stem that bear large, brilliant pink broad-petaled flowers. As an annual, this species requires sowing new seeds to maintain the colony when old plants die off, and are great for either singular display or colony setups. Packets contain 30+ seeds each. This species requires no special treatment for germination, and does best in wet sandy soils in hot, very bright environments.
  • Sold By: Carlton Carnivores
    One of the most distinctive D. spatulata varieties, this northern Australian taxon develops rosettes between 1.5-2 inches in diameter of flat, narrow strap or wedge-shaped and bright lime-green leaves with red tentacles (and sometimes a nice red blush as well in the leaves themselves). It is most famous however for its flower stalks, which are short, often held just above or at the soil level, and incredibly hairy, with relatively large and metallic hot pink self-pollinating blooms stacked practically on top of each other at the end. Not typically a plant to divide often or bud off old leaves, seeds can be sown to develop an attractive carpet. Packets contain 40+ seeds each. This species requires no species treatment for germination, and grows best in warm tropical conditions with strong light. Seeds are shipped in padded envelopes to avoid damage in transit, via USPS mail. US shipping only. As seeds can take time and sometimes special treatments in order to germinate properly, returns cannot be accepted and refunds are not available upon receipt of the seed packets. If a package is lost in transit, please contact as soon as possible.
  • Sold By: Carlton Carnivores
    Often mislabeled as D. dielsiana, this South African species is an easy and attractive plant. Rosettes may reach 1.5-2 inches in diameter, with flat leaves bearing thick petioles and broad oblong lamina. Under decent lighting color is a rich olive green to solid wine red. Tall, wiry and glandular stalks bear several small self-pollinating blooms with delicate narrow pink petals. Occasional budding from the roots or division will develop carpet colonies over time. Packets contain 40+ seeds each. This species requires no special treatment to germinate, and grows best in cool, strong light environments. Seeds are shipped in padded envelopes to avoid damage in transit, via USPS mail. US shipping only. As seeds can take time and sometimes special treatments in order to germinate properly, returns cannot be accepted and refunds are not available upon receipt of the seed packets. If a package is lost in transit, please contact as soon as possible.
  • Sold By: Carlton Carnivores
    This is one of the classic beginner's species, and an impressive one still. Plants develop rosettes up to 3 inches in diameter, with semi-erect tapered wedge-shaped leaves that under good lighting readily flush bright red. Flower stalks are produced almost constantly, bearing small self-pollinating white blooms, and the plants will often bud off roots and old leaves, developing colonies. Packets contain 50+ seeds each. This species requires no special treatment to germinate, and will grow in nearly any condition carnivores can be put in but does best in warm, wet, and bright environments.
  • Sold By: Carlton Carnivores
    This lovely Australian variety of D. spatulata develops flat ground-hugging rosettes up to 2 inches across, with evenly tapering wedge-shaped leaves that are typically bright yellow-green with flushes of red under crimson tentacles. The tall, wiry stalks may bear numerous small, hot pink self-pollinating flowers, and this variety will often bud from old roots or divide to develop carpeting colonies. Packets contain 50+ seeds each. This species requires no species treatment to germinate, and will grow in a wide variety of conditions but does best in warm, wet, and bright environments.
  • Sold By: Carlton Carnivores
    The most classic beginner's sundew out there, this is the plant so rampantly mislabeled as D. spatulata in common garden centers and even some specialized nurseries. Plants may grow to around 2 inches in diameter, with flat rosettes of distinctly spoon-shaped leaves (narrow petioles broadening into more or less teardrop-shaped to rounded lamina) that are bright green with red tentacles to solid crimson in strong light. The tall, wiry stalks bear several small, self-pollinating hot pink flowers, and plants often divide and bud off old leaves to form dense, clumping colonies. Packets contain 50+ seeds each. This species requires no species treatment to germinate, and will grow in just about any environment you can grow carnivorous plants in. Seeds are shipped in padded envelopes to avoid damage in transit, via USPS mail. US shipping only. As seeds can take time and sometimes special treatments in order to germinate properly, returns cannot be accepted and refunds are not available upon receipt of the seed packets. If a package is lost in transit, please contact as soon as possible.
  • Sold By: Carlton Carnivores
    Often mistakenly labeled as coming from Mount Roraima, this tropical form of D. intermedia is an ever-growing, easy species for a collection. Rosettes may reach up to 3 inches in diameter and rarely develop stems, with an erect to semi-erect pincushion arrangement of thin paddle-shaped leaves. Under strong lighting this form may even take on a distinctive reddish tinge, unlike many temperate forms which may remain mostly green. Once mature short wiry stalks are produced almost constantly and bear several small, self-pollinating white flowers. A great plant for a solitary display, they will also sometimes bud off old leaves and form loose colonies. Packets contain 30+ seeds each. This species requires no special treatment for germination, and grows best in warm to hot tropical and strong light environments. Seeds are shipped in padded envelopes to avoid damage in transit, via USPS mail. US shipping only. As seeds can take time and sometimes special treatments in order to germinate properly, returns cannot be accepted and refunds are not available upon receipt of the seed packets. If a package is lost in transit, please contact as soon as possible.
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