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    Up until recently I've seen large Nepenthes, Darlingtonia, and Sarracenia for sale in DIY stores and garden centres, but I never thought I'd see the day they start selling Drosera paradoxa to the general public at a steal (by that I mean cheaper than the D. aliciae they had):



    The plant is about 4" across and doing very well on my windowsill terrarium. I bought it during my lunch break at work (garden centre).
    Anyone else encounter anything quite as remarkable?

    Amori

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    Stay chooned in for more! Clint's Avatar
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    no way! where did you find it!?!?!

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    Frosts Garden Centre Woburn Sands, UK. Like all the other CP the indoor sales department stock, I think this fellow originates from Holland, from the same nursery (which I still haven't found out but can take a few educated guesses).

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    Lucky you! I'm impressed. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img] The most interesting thing I have ever come across was just a week or so ago. I was looking for a cobra lily at Lowes and much to my surprise, the cobras in the big plastic cubes were HUGE and I found one with a flower scape! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_k_ani_32.gif[/img]

    I snapped that up! I photographed the bud and was very surprised to see it opened yesterday. I will be photographing that baby tonite! Its very pretty!

    I would never have expected to find a flowering darlingtonia at Lowes. But that paradoxa waaaaaaaaaaaaay beats that. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img]



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    Wow. We never have anything interesting around here. The best I've found is an ill looking rubra and a light starved leucophylla. S.x stevensii is a nice looking very common hybrid but I had to buy it at and open day because no garden centre in NW England seems to have it!



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    Wow that is beautiful! The best thing I have ever found was a Purpurea ssp. or something like that. I am not counting Fredrik Miejer Gardens.
    \"Some cause happiness wherever they go; others, whenever they go.\"
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    A plain ol' VFT. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/laugh.gif[/img] And I was lucky to find that around here.
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    I got a S. purpurea 'Brunswick Beauty' at a small local nursery. It had accurate directions and everything. There's some supplier somewhere that knows what they're doing.

    I'm not huge into Sarrs, but this one is definitely worth having.

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