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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
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Other common names
Venus' fly trap Venus' mouse trap
Needs genus description - D. muscipula is an evergreen, insectivorous perennial with rosettes of leaves spreading to 30cm wide. Each rosette comprises 6 or more leaves with a flat green stalk ending in a hinged trap to 2cm across. This trap is often flushed pink or red inside and edged with stiff bristles that interlock when the trap closes. In summer, clusters of tiny, white flowers are borne above the leaves
E North America
Habit Mat forming
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect South-facing or West-facing
MoistureMoist but well-drained
Up to 10 cm
Time to ultimate height
Grow under glass in full light with shelter from hot sun in a humid atmosphere. Use an acidic potting medium mixed with moss and keep moist. See carnivorous plant cultivation for further information
Propagate by seed or by division
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Patio & Container Plants
Pruning None required
Pests Aphids and mealybugs may be a problem
Generally trouble free
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