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Thread: Are there any "uncommon" cultivars available?

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    Hello everyone!

    I would like to know if any of you that have acquired your VFT's at Wal-Mart, Home Depot, Osh, etc. have seen any cultivars other than the Typical Venus Flytrap being sold....

    Specifically have any of you seen Dentate, Green Dragon, Red Dragon, and Giant Trap types at these stores
    Where they specially labeled and priced higher than the Typical VFT's?

    I ask this because I have only seen typical VFT's being sold at my Wal-Mart, and I am interested in maybe getting a different cultivar for the Spring. I don't shop online at all and my local nurseries don't sell Carnivours Plants, so the only places that are left are the hardware and home and garden stores...

    Thank you!
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    You'll have better luck buying from a CP dealer online. You could also seek out a nursery in person - you're in California, aren't you? There's always giveaways on the trading forum too... keep an eye out for those. I've seen unusual Nepenthes and sundews at the hardware store, but never any exotic VFTs, beyond red varieties.
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    According to the thread in the "Identify that plant" forum Lowe's only sells dionaea muscipula.

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] ]Where they specially labeled and priced higher than the Typical VFT's?
    I wouldn't trust the labels on plants from the home centers even if they gave one. I have seen "dente" looking plants sold at a couple home stores in the past, so it is possible to find some variety, but in general I find most stores only stock typicals.

    Another option is to attend the LACPS shows. I'm sure there will be dealers selling VFT there that you can trust. That would probably be your next best bet if you can't or won't buy online.

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    Your best bet is Walmart. So far they are the only "regular store" that I have seen the "odd" types of VFT's. You just have to go through them all and you might get lucky.

    Also Walgreens stores are starting to get VFT's from the same supplier as Walmart. So they might have something interesting.
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    I've seen typical, bigmouth, dente and yellow at walmart.

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    Justlikeapill, how do you know for sure that the vft's at walmart are Bigmouth or Yellow? They aren't, and to just "assume" they are will just further confuse the already jumbled confusion on a lot of these plants and false clones are going around and its really a shame. I grow what you probably assume is the bigmouth and yellow clone from Walmart, and trust me they are totally different from the true clones...
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    You'r right.

    I found Dionaea that look identical to but may very well not be cultivars Big mouth and yellow. I shouldn't spread confusion. My bad.

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