Fresh seed, immediately sown can germinate within a couple of weeks and continue germinating for a year. Older seed can take longer. Time from germination to flowering is often 3 years -- more or less.
What does flower mean? I just want them to grow and have a plant. I'm getting 50 seeds so if flowering means where they produce more seeds that's ok I can wait. I just want to know how long before I get some nice looking plants. It's July now, will I have some before fall, winter, or should I expect next spring?
I have some six month old VFT seedlings that are about the size of a quarter in diameter. I expect that they will be flowering size in about 1.5 to 2 years. I hope that helps some.
BTW- the traps are about a quarter of an eighth of an inch long.