Registration Date: December 6, 2006
Breeder: Henning Von Schmeling, 2005?
Nominant: Barry Rice
Registrant: Barry Rice
Description: Quoted from Growing Carnivorous Plants page 79: "A new cultivar name for a plant with vigorous growth and brightly colored traps that are up to 2.25 inches (5.7 centimeters) long in conditions that yield smaller traps in most other strains. It was germinated and named by Hennig von Schmeling. This prosaic cultivar name comes from Von Schmeling's system of designating plants in his breeding program."
The above naming information published by Barry Rice in Growing Carnivorous Plants is actually slightly incorrect. 'B52' was the largest of seven seedlings generated from self-pollinating a plant named "Carolina Giant." The seven seedlings were originally named "A1", "A2", "A3", etc. in order of size. Henning later renamed "A1" to 'B52' after the large bomber. The name 'B52' did not come from Henning's naming convention.
Propagation: Not stated in the publication, but I am guessing through vegetative reproduction.
Etymology: After the large bomber plane.
Purchase: Buy 'B52' Venus Flytrap at the FlytrapCare Store
Background: Henning Von Schmeling of the Chattahoochee Nature Center in Roswell, Georgia singled out this plant for its superior growth and trap size. Dionaea muscipula 'B52' is an extremely vigorous grower with exceptionally large, deeply red colored traps when grown in full light.