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    I put a D. venusta outdoors a few years ago, and it seemed to pretty much hate it. It stays out year-round, and in the winter it always struggles. I thought it died the first year, actually, but it managed to flower first and spread some seed around. Of the surviving seedlings, cold-weather tolerance has greatly increased. Here is what it looks like today (I haven't changed the peat, as the excessive grasses and weeds show):



    As long as I was out there, I figured I'd snap a pic of my awakening D. dichotoma "giant"


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    Wow... those leaves are bigger than the chairs!

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    Huge leaves, no people, empty chairs...it's all starting to make sense...
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    Nice plants, and yes they seem different from my late D. "coccicaulis". Maybe Christen is right and Robert Gibson was wrong. He insisted my "coccicaulis" was D. venusta. I thought I had D. venusta until a hybrid D. dielsiana looked identical. WHat a problematical species, but glad to see it is doing well for you. SHould you ever have a seed or two to spare I would like to look at the testa since I can't shake my addiction to Drosera taxonomy. I'd be curious to see a macro of the flowers as well if it is ever possible.

    Nothing survives ann Oswego winter that isn't native oo the area. You are lucky to have such great conditions!
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    One of those leaves must still be hungry. Now it's going after that patio umbrella. Could this be . . . the Drosera that ate San Francisco?

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    Tamlin, you can always have any plant in my collection. It's flowering, so when it's ready, I'll send a bunch of seed out your way. I'll also take some pics if I can catch an open flower.

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    PS: I wondered where my neighbors went. Haven't seen them for weeks...
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