VFT at the Botanical Gardens

Wed, 26 Jul 1995 15:08:00 -0700 (PDT)

Russell wrote:

I can't say I have ever seen a VFT with three inch long traps (do you live
near a nuclear power plant!?) , but I have heard about a Venus fly trap with
2 traps on on leaf.

* I was down at the US Botanical Gardens on the mall, where they have a mini
bog flourishing outdoors in the summer. Lots of different types of pitchers
which probably would be common fare to many of the advanced growers on this
list; I especially liked the sarr. purperea x flava. Many of the sarr. were
in bloom. Anyway, the VFTs were doing really well. Huge clumps with large
red traps, as big as I've ever seen. Some were close to 2" , If you live
around here, take a look. Always lots of orchids in bloom too..