Past Plants of the Day forum: Daylily of the Day: Venus Flytrap

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Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
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beckygardener
Jan 9, 2018 6:01 PM CST
Background history:

'Venus Flytrap' is a dormant tetraploid introduced in 2007 by Gossard.

It has earned the following AHS awards:
Honorable Mention: 2011

This plant can be found in our Plant Database at:
Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Venus Flytrap') .

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Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Venus Flytrap')
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Name: Steve Todd
Illinois (Zone 5b)
Region: Illinois Plant and/or Seed Trader Daylilies Enjoys or suffers cold winters
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Ahead
Jan 9, 2018 9:40 PM CST
Have always liked this one, and it's very hardy here. Lots of buds and nice height.....blooms later in the season for me. My only complaint has been fertility. Never could set a pod, until this year, and I made a bunch.

Highly recommended.


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Name: David McCausland
Horseheads, NY (Zone 5a)
Daylilies Region: New York Enjoys or suffers cold winters Plant and/or Seed Trader Hybridizer Hostas
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Jan 9, 2018 10:10 PM CST
Great plant. Pod and pollen fertile for me. It does tend to bloom later than I originally thought. Hardy in Zone 5. It does reach its registered height. Well worth the investment.

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Name: Mike
Hazel Crest, IL (Zone 5b)
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Hazelcrestmikeb
Jan 10, 2018 7:49 AM CST
Venus Flytrap has done well here. It also reblooms. Usually start blooming in mid July. I have the same issue
that Steve had. Hard to set pods. I did harvest a few last summer. The pod ratio to pollen received is definitely low.
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Name: Ken
East S.F. Bay Area (Zone 9a)
Region: California
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CaliFlowers
Jan 10, 2018 11:34 AM CST
I've grown Venus Flytrap for at least three full seasons. Seed set is average to good, the flower opens consistently well and is nicely toothy, in spite of the cool-night, low humidity climate. One caveat; even on moderately nice days, the flower 'slicks' in the sun.
Name: Ken
East S.F. Bay Area (Zone 9a)
Region: California
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CaliFlowers
Jan 11, 2018 2:38 AM CST
I've grown Venus Flytrap for at least three full seasons. Seed set is average to good, the flower opens consistently well and is nicely toothy, in spite of the cool-night, low humidity climate. One caveat; even on moderately nice days, the flower 'slicks' in the sun.
Name: Larry
Augusta, GA area (Zone 8a)
Daylilies Hybridizer Enjoys or suffers hot summers Region: Georgia
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LarryW
Jan 11, 2018 6:30 PM CST
I've grown this cultivar for several years and have also had fertility problems. In fact, I no longer try to set pods or use the pollen since the success rate was so low. However, it is a vigorous plant and increases nicely even in the heat and humidity of the long Georgia summers.

One thing I have noticed is that it has never performed like a dormant/deciduous plant in my garden. During winters when we have nights in the low 20's (like we did last week) or colder, the leaves turn to mush just like any other daylily, but during mild winters, it never drops all of its leaves.
Name: DancingGenes
Western WA (Zone 8b)
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DancingGenes
May 24, 2018 11:19 PM CST
I like venus flytrap but not for the teeth. In hotter weather it has small teeth, cooler weather is just a white edge. The hotter the weather the better for all toothy daylilies.
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