Dionaea muscipula "King Henry Flytrap" LRG

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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!

Natural Habitat:Coastal plains of North Carolina, USA
Type of Plant:Cold hardy perennial for outdoor growing.
Size of Adult Plants:
Can grow to 5 inches across with 1.5-inch traps.

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Grows quickly and develops large traps as it matures.

Available plants are mature specimens that have been in our collection for two seasons. It will be shipped in a 4-inch pot and is expected to have its characteristic large adult traps throughout the growing season.

We grow all cold hardy plants outdoors at our nursery in Oregon. This means your plant will be acclimated for outdoor growing throughout the year. They will experience heat and sun in summer and frost and snow in winter.

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Full sun, 6 or more hours of direct sunlight.
Use low mineral water. 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:
April - October. Pitchers will brown at the onset of winter dormancy.
Winter Care:
Hardy of winter frost. Mulch in USDA zones 7 and colder.

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  • 5
    These are Really the King

    Posted by Ramon L. Nelson on July 16, 2015

    The traps are so large, you may not keep a finger if you keep tripping the traps. Traps better than a inch long and when it catches a insect... it seems to explode when it shuts down on its prey. If you have to have a Fly trap.....then this is The One.

  • 5
    King Henry Flytrap

    Posted by Dave Chapman on July 1, 2015

    Good condition and growing fast. Very large traps.

  • 5
    Wow! What a Great Place!

    Posted by Edward Hardin on June 29, 2015

    Arrived in perfect shape and is now happily living in our garden. I will definitely buy from Sarracenia Northwest again. I couldn't be happier!

  • 5

    Posted by Ron Bender on June 26, 2015

    I could not believe how big these "King Henry" flytraps are. It was much larger than any other flytrap I bought from local stores. I will buy from here allthe time now.

  • 5
    Good business.

    Posted by Ian Tischart on June 14, 2015

    I did receive my king henry in vary good shape. He is happy and catching bugs in my garden. Will come back again and hope to catch a open house.

  • 5
    Great plant

    Posted by John Kramer on May 29, 2015

    This flytrap arrived in AWESOME condition! Very healthy with several large open traps (and a few budding traps). Excellent! Thanks!

  • 5
    vigorous grower

    Posted by Alan Cartagena on June 15, 2014

    By far my most favorite cultivator. The traps are indeed big the plant itself is tall and is a vigorous grower. I bought a huge order of them last year and a small order them this year and all never disappointed me. They grow fantastically and are my fastest growing flytraps. You'll not be disappointed with this plant.

  • 5
    Another great order recieved!

    Posted by Thomas Randall on June 9, 2014

    Received my "King Henry" in fine shape! The pot was cracked however but no big deal. The plant has been growing outside in full Sun and is catching bugs very well. As always packing is superb. delivery was fast! Thanks again Jacob and Jeff!