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Herbaceous Perennial

Pinguicula 'Weser'
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An insectivorous tropical perennial producing rosettes of sticky, pale green leaves, which can be flushed with pink when grown in strong light. In summer, small pink flowers are produced on slender, upright stems

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Size
Ultimate height
Up to 10cm
Time to ultimate height
2–5 years
Ultimate spread
0–0.1 metre
Growing conditions
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Moist but well–drained
pH
Neutral, Acid
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Green
Summer Pink Green Pink
Autumn Green
Winter Green
Position
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
Aspect

South–facing or West–facing

Exposure
Sheltered
Hardiness
H1C
Botanical details
Family
Lentibulariaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Deciduous
Habit
Clump forming
Genus

Pinguicula are a genus of around 80 species of, mainly perennial, flowering carnivorous plants with sticky leaves which attract and digest insects. Leaves are succulent-like and flowers mainly blue, violet or white

Name status

Accepted

How to grow

Cultivation

Grow in a light, open potting mix, in bright, filtered light and sit in a shallow saucer of rainwater during the growing season. Plants will turn dormant over winter, during this period water sparingly but do not allow to dry out, and keep above 5°C (41°F). See carnivorous plant cultivation for more detailed advice

Propagation

Propagate by seed, surface sown on damp sphagnum moss at 13-18°C (55-64°F) as soon as ripe. Propagate by division, removing offsets in late winter

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • Houseplants
  • Conservatory and greenhouse
Pruning

No pruning required

Pests

May be susceptible to slugs and snails

Diseases

Generally disease-free

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