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Pinguicula grandiflora
Pinguicula grandiflora
Price: $21.95
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Item Number:: 15011

General Description
This European species produces a rosette of flat, broad, green leaves that are sticky to the touch. It's usually the first cold hardy plant to emerge from winter dormancy. An adult plant is usually 3-4 inches across, but a few older specimens have approached 5-6 inches.

As an alpine plant, Pinguicula grandiflora prefers cool nights. In mild maritime climates, it will continue to grow until the first frost of fall. It tends to struggle in very warm, humid climates, especially if nights are considerably warm. In this type of condition, it can die from exhaustion. If your nights are naturally cool (below 70°F), you could have considerable success with this plant.

Once dormant, the plant will remain beneath the soil until the following spring. Look for large purple flowers in April - May.
Plants You Receive
This plant is shipped in a 3-inch pot

All cold hardy plants are grown outdoors at our nursery in Oregon and experience the changes of the seasons. Care instructions are provided.

Please watch the monthly video podcast for examples of how your plant may look at this time of the year and important growing tips for the season.

Natural Habitat
United Kingdom and mountainous regions of Western Europe.

Type of Plant
Cold hardy perennial for outdoor growing.

Size of Adult Plants
Up to 6 inches in diameter.

Dappled to partial sun, 4 hours of direct sunlight. Avoid full shade.

Use mineral-free water or water low in minerals (less than 50 parts per million). Keep the soil wet by setting the plant in a dish of standing water.

Use 1 part peat moss and 1 part perlite (or washed river sand). Avoid fertilizers, regular garden soil, and compost.

Growing Season
March - September. Leaves will die back by Fall Equinox.

Winter Care
Hardy of winter frost. Mulch in USDA zones 7 and colder.

Average Rating: 4.5 of 5 Total Reviews: 9 Write a review »

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too early May 2, 2017
Reviewer: David Birskovich from Niles, OH United States  
plants slow to wake up in zone 5

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  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
GRANDIFLORA March 28, 2017
Reviewer: burls from SW PA  
Plants were well packed and just coming out of dormancy, approx 1.25" dia. Arrived in perfect shape. Could have grown out the plants as received but instead floated to bare root and replanted in a rock crevice. NOW finding that shipped plants were blooming size and am treated to lovely flowers first season!  Thanks Sarracenia Northwest for top quality plants!!! Will send pics when buds open and hopefully they can be added to this post

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  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
Wow! What a Great Place! June 29, 2015
Reviewer: Edward Hardin from New York, NY United States  
Arrived in perfect shape and is now happily living in our garden. I will definitely buy from Sarracenia Northwest again. I couldn't be happier!

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  0 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
P. grandiflora June 14, 2015
Reviewer: Natch Greyes from Sugar Hill, NH United States  
Standard size for a Ping. Great shipping.

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  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
Nice Butterwort June 3, 2015
Reviewer: John Blancett from Denver, CO United States  
Packaged perfectly as usual. Thanks

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