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Pinguicula grandiflora
Pinguicula grandiflora


 
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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.

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

Water
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.

Soil
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.

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March 18, 2019
Reviewer: Kassidy Chatterton from Logan, UT United States  


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February 25, 2019
Reviewer: Ann Wick from Olympia, WA United States  
Arrived quickly and very well packaged. The Pinguicula has started growing and looks great. Very happy!!

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June 3, 2018
Reviewer: Meg from canton, GA United States  
Packaged well, growing well, healthy , more than doubled in a month

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Nice little plant April 21, 2018
Reviewer: Doug Goldenberg from Eugene, OR United States  
Small rosette in perfect condition. It's already flowering this spring a few weeks after arrival. I put it in a bigger pot so that it hopefully spreads. A large group would be cool.

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