Pinguicula are half hardy perennials that reach an height of 12 to 20 cm.
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.
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