Pinguicula are half hardy perennials that reach an height of 12 to 20 cm (5 to 8 inches).
They have rosette leaves, and bloom from spring to summer with lipped, funnel shaped purple, white or yellow flowers.
The size of Pinguicula genus plants makes them ideal for growing in rock gardens.
A common name for Pinguicula is Butterwort.
Latin names include Pinguicula vulgaris, Pinguicula grandiflora and P. agnata and Pinguicula moranensis.
Pinguicula moranesis by alexlomas.
When growing Pinguicula outdoors from seeds sow them on the surface in the autumn.
They should be grown in a sunny area of the garden that has moist soil and a slightly acidic soil.
It is easy to care for Butterwort and other Pinguicula. They like a moist soil so keep well watered and top dress at the beginning of spring.
If you require more butterwort plants then they can be propagated from their offsets.
The Pinguicula genus, commonly known as Butterworts, contains around 100 species.
While not conventional, Pinguicula can be interesting additions to gardens, particularly rock gardens or bog gardens, due to their carnivorous nature.
The species Pinguicula moranensis and Pinguicula grandiflora are often grown due to their larger, attractive flowers and intriguing insectivorous habits.
Pinguicula plants are not typically known for their fragrance. Their unique charm lies in their insect-catching abilities and attractive, often brightly colored flowers.
Pinguicula prefer a location that provides good light without intense, direct sunlight. They do well in a mix of sand, peat, and perlite.
Currently, Pinguicula are not considered invasive in the United States. They are, in fact, native to some regions and contribute to local ecosystems.
If you wish to remove Pinguicula, simply dig them up, ensuring to remove all the root system to avoid regrowth.
The Pinguicula genus, commonly known as Butterworts, belongs to the Lentibulariaceae family. These carnivorous plants are admired for their rosettes of sticky leaves that capture and digest insects, and their vibrant flowers.
Pinguicula thrive in sunny to partially shaded areas with poor, acidic soil. They are typically grown in containers filled with a specific carnivorous plant mix and watered with rainwater or distilled water. They're fascinating additions to a carnivorous plant collection.
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