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Pinguicula grandiflora
Pinguicula grandiflora

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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: Average Rating: 4.5 of 5 4.5 of 5 Total Reviews: 22 Write a review »

  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 Healthy ping June 16, 2019
Reviewer: Bill from Fletcher, NC United States  
Looks great, packed well

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1 of 5 Mislabeled June 13, 2019
Reviewer: Tyler  
Judging from the flower, the plant I received is not P. grandiflora.  Looks like P. vulgaris to me.  I'm sure this was an honest mistake since the foliage between the two species is similar.  The plant itself is in good condition.  *** RESPONSE BY SARRACENIA NORTHWEST ***  We're sorry for the error.  Yes, mistakes happen.  However, we reviewed our messages, and we did not receive any from you regarding the error.  A one-star rating is very unnecessary since we are willing to correct the mistake if you only give us a chance to do so.  At this point, we will assume you are happy with the plant and require no further action on our part.

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  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 Beautiful Plant May 16, 2019
Reviewer: Deni Debon from Sacramento, CA United States  
Arrived securely wrapped, IN BLOOM and ready for my windowsill.

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  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 3000 miles to a new home April 18, 2019
Reviewer: Diane from Cloud  
Sarracenia Northwest sent my new exotic plant 3000 miles in the middle of winter ,arrived in perfect condition and is awake and loving spring!

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5 of 5 Beautiful little ping March 28, 2019
Reviewer: Finn from Seattle Washington  
Arrived in perfect condition one of my favorite little plants just coming out of dormancy with a small flower Spike packing was phenomenal absolutely my favorite online Nursery site.

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