I measured my flower stalk and it's about 6 7/8". I bought this plant last spring. I think I forced it to hibernate last November. It never lost all it's leaves. Now I put it in the sun all day and remove it from the window at night to try to keep it warmer. I think it is definately stunted. It had large traps all last year. Now it looks tiny. One trap opened and I am looking for something small enough to feed it something. Mayhaps a fruit fly. If it will eat. This is my second VFT in 3yrs. I lost the first one due to improper storage or fungus. If it dies, I will try again.