Re: VFT trap size

Timothy Stark (
Tue, 26 Apr 1994 19:49:33 -0400 (EDT)

On Tue, 26 Apr 1994, Ernest Crvich wrote:

> Well, my dionaea is doing quite well (or at least seems to be) this
> spring, having survived my half-assed approach to dormancy (refrigerator
> storage for 2 or 2 1/2 months) over the winter. Each new trap that it
> produces is *slightly* bigger than the previous one, which raises a
> survey-type question (apologies if this has been discussed in the
> past...I've only been a cp subscriber for a couple of months):
> How large (width, height) is the largest trap your dionaea have ever
> produced (or, alternatively, the largest you have seen)?
> Of course, size isn't necessarily everything... ;-)
Of course, you can go to Washington, DC (U.S. Botanic). You can go in
this chamber (outside) and look for VFT near the small pond. You will find
huge VFT! It can grows well in DC area for years without care. :) Yes, it
survived in zone 7 area. I have the Park Seed books and found the VFT in
it and was classified as hardiness - zone 7.

-- Tim Stark

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