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Carlton Carnivores is a small home business specializing in the propagation of carnivorous and other unusual plants, as well as select wildflower species, to promote curiosity, education, and conservation. Earnings also go to the care of reptiles and mantids for educational purposes, teaching about the organisms often overlooked or misunderstood by many people and promoting their protection.

All plants and seeds available are produced or established in growth by Carlton Carnivores; no wild-collected plants or resales here. Seeds are kept in cold storage to maintain viability (unless otherwise noted).

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    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.
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    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.
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    One of the original carnivorous plant cultivars (and a variety commonly mislabeled as "var. alba"), this form of Cape Sundew is best known for almost entirely lacking red pigment. Almost, because when grown in properly strong light the tentacles on the long, strap-shaped leaves can still blush a light to brilliant pink tone. Plants may reach between 5-10 inches in diameter at maturity, with tall hairy stalks that bear large, pure white self-pollinating blooms. Seed packets contain 30+ seeds each; this species does not require any special treatment to germinate, and will grow in a wide variety of conditions but does best in cool temperatures, very bright light to full sun, and with sandy peat-based soil. 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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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    This form tends to develop short or nonexistent stems, and rosettes of thin paddle-shaped leaves that can be nearly 4" in diameter. Short wiry stalks may be produced throughout summer which bear small self-pollinating white flowers. As a Carolina locality, this is a form that goes dormant in winter, developing dense hibernacula which may divide to form colonies. Packets contain 30+ seeds each. This species requires a minimum 4-week cold stratification to germinate, and prefers warm, very wet and bright conditions in summer to thrive. 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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    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.
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    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.
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    Created by the (in?)famous Ivan Snyder, this variable variant of D. spatulata is a cross of 3 localities/varieties: Wentworth Falls x Woronorra River x var. gympiensis. Rosettes are relatively flat an average around 1.5-2 inches in diameter, with evenly tapered wedge-shaped leaves bearing very short petioles, and under good light they can readily turn wine red. Flower stalks bear many traits of var.gympiensis, being held at an angle and fairly short, sometimes hairy, and producing large clustered flowers at the tips. Blooms may turn out a rich pink, or pure white. This is not a dividing, clumping form typically, but seeds can be sown to form a carpet colony. Packets contain 40+ seeds each. This species requires no special treatment for germination, and grows best in warm, wet, 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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    Commonly known as the Scurfy Pea, this is a wildflower native to much of the interior US, across the Great Basin and Plains and just into the woodlands to the east. Plants can grow to over 3 feet high in some cases, developing spindly branching bushes of short oblanceolate leaves and numerous stalks at the branch tips sporting sometimes dozens of small, lavender to electric violet pea-like flowers. each flower will develop a pod containing a single seed. Packets contain approximately 20 seeds; may benefit from cold stratification or scarification of the seeds to germinate, or simply patience after sowing. Seeds are shipped in padded envelopes to avoid damage in transit, via USPS mail (First Class). 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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    Known as the tri-lobed Hibiscus or Flower-of-a-Hour, this annual flower is an Old World native that has been introduced to the US and is often grown as an ornamental as well as purportedly having some medicinal properties (at the least, like most other Hibiscus it's a fairly non-toxic plant). Plants can grow up to 2 feet tall, with mildly branching stems and tri-lobed, bumpy-looking leaves as well as translucent sepals that protect developing flowers and seed pods, all covered in fine hairs. The blooms are early-morning, very ephemeral things, as their common name suggests popping open for only an hour or two (unless it's cool or cloudy) to display beautiful white petals with deep maroon bases. Seed packs contain approx. 20 seeds. Nothing special required to germinate these. Seeds are shipped in padded envelopes to avoid damage in transit, via USPS mail (First Class). 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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    D. spatulata  "Gold Coast" is an a attractive and potentially fairly large variety from northern Australia, with more or less flat rosettes of very elongate, tapered wedge-shaped leaves that very readily blush a rich bright to deep crimson in good lighting and can easily exceed 2-3" in diameter. Short wiry stalks are regularly sent up, producing several small, self-pollinating white flowers. Packets contain 50+ seeds. This is a tropical form that requires no special treatment for germination and grows well in a variety of conditions, but will do best in hot and humid locations. 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.
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    Originating in northern Florida, this cultivar of D. capillaris is a rapid-growing and attractive variety. Rosettes are typically small, averaging around 1.5" in diameter, with flat to semi-erect paddle-shaped leaves that can develop rich red tentacles, but are otherwise bright green under all lighting conditions. Once established and mature, they will send up tall stalks bearing several small, self-pollinating white flowers. Mature plants also often divide, forming dense clumping colonies over time. Packets contain 40+ seeds. This is a subtropical variety that does not require any special treatment for germination, and will grow in a wide variety of conditions. 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.

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