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    People hear GIANT and the automatically think "Seymoure".

    Gian flytraps, Dingleys, and others, are giant because they can exceed 2 inches on their traps, I believe some have reached 3, but not much more...

    Someday, I am sure, some little geneticists will make something bigger, and wholly inneficient... won't that be interesting...

    The two most popular giant forms are Dingleys, and BigMouth.

    I am not aware of anyone who currently has stock in them. (But I have not gone looking either!)

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    First,

    Mondo - BE NICE!

    Second,

    We're considering the Dingly Giant... though, I'm waiting to get a few out of culture to see exactly HOW giant they are.. .. I don't have much faith in some of the types I hear as being "giant" ... so we'll see.

    If so, it'll be here around July of this year.


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    What does the Dingley Giant look like? I know the South West Giant is basically a normal green/slightly red traps with long vertical leaves and 2" traps.
    I also recall seeing a giant VFT on the internet with huge traps but really short, ground hugging leaves.
    Another thing - are the non-trapping 'leaves' called leaves or petioles. I think I saw somewhere saying it was only correct to call the short stem joining the trap and leaf together the petiole.

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    I haven't seen a great picture of dingleys giant, but from what I can tell, it's 'meat' is in it's traps, it seems like it might be a type of clumping cultivar, looking a little like a green dragon on steroids...

    but hmmm.. my memory of the pic may not be right...

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