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Dionaea muscipula "King Henry Flytrap" [Sm]
King Henry Flytrap
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Item Number:: 14171

General Description
King Henry is a new cultivar. It's produces upright yellow traps. The mouths of the traps have a splash of reddish orange. It grows very vigorously and sends up multiple traps at once. We've had this variety in our collection for only a year. We've noticed that the plant produces larger than normal traps when it matures, up to 1 1/2 inches. Because of the long petioles, the leaves flop over due to the weight of the large traps. This is probably why it was called King Henry!

Plants You Receive
Your plant will be shipped potted in a 3-inch pot. It will reach flowering maturity within 1-2 growing seasons.

All cold hardy plants are grown outdoors at our nursery in Oregon and experience the changes of the seasons. Care instructions are provided.

Please watch the monthly video podcast for examples of how your plant may look at this time of the year and important growing tips for the season.

Natural Habitat
Coastal plains of North Carolina

Type of Plant
Cold hardy perennial for outdoor growing.

Size of Adult Plants
5 inches tall.

Full sun, 6 or more hours of direct sunlight.

Use mineral-free water or water low in minerals (less than 50 parts per million). Keep the soil wet by setting the plant in a dish of standing water.

Use 1 part peat moss and 1 part perlite (or washed river sand). Avoid fertilizers, regular garden soil, and compost.

Growing Season
May - October. Plant goes dormant at the onset of frost.

Winter Care
Hardy of winter frost. Mulch in USDA zones 7 and colder.

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  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
Beautiful, healthy plant! Lots of new growth. October 5, 2017
Reviewer: Jennifer Boyer from Portland, OR United States  
I was really impressed with the quality of the plant and especially the care taken in packaging it so carefully. It arrived in two days!

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hurricane survivor!! September 29, 2017
Reviewer: edward trujillo from austin, TX United States  
got the king with some Red Dragons just as hurricane Harvey hit and made the mistake of leaving them out side overnight;i must say these are some hardy plants and they must have some gene in them that kicks in when faced with severe weather like what can get here in Texas.

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Shipped well, and plant is healthy. September 9, 2017
Reviewer: Thomas Mand from Champaign, IL United States  
This flytrap arrived in a carefully packaged container and looking very healthy. The traps are huge! I've already witnessed them catch several insects in my garden.

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Getting Big. August 10, 2017
Reviewer: Roger Whittaker from Lake City, GA  
This has been a very vigorous grower.  The traps have grown tall and big.  Not so big and tall that they have flopped over yet.  I thoroughly enjoy seeing all the flies trapped.

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Doing great! August 6, 2017
Reviewer: Craig Goren from Baltimore, MD United States  
My King Henry Flytrap arrived carefully packaged and appearing very healthy (obviously a little stressed from being in a box for a couple days). I took the plant out of the container, watered it well and set out on the porch for the summer. Weeks later, it is absolutely thriving. It's sent up multiple new traps and has caught several flies too! Love my plant and will definitely order from your company again

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