Butterwort
Pinguicula 'Weser'

Family: Lentibulariaceae
Genus: Pinguicula (ping-WIK-yoo-la) (Info)
Cultivar: Weser

Category:

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Carnivorous and Insectivorous

Height:

under 6 in. (15 cm)

Spacing:

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Purple

Bloom Time:

Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Other details:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

From leaf cuttings

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

From seed; germinate in vitro in gelatin, agar or other medium

Seed Collecting:

Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Garden Grove, California

Chicago, Illinois

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Dec 6, 2002, Weezingreens from Seward, AK (Zone 3b) wrote:

This carnivorous plant forms a semi-erect rosette of sticky diamond-shaped leaves that may turn a coppery color in bright light. Hapless insects are caught in the gooey droplets along the upper edges, then digested by the plant for nutrients. 'Weser' is a hybrid with dark pink blooms.

Pinguiculas are generally perennial plants, but there are some annuals. 'Weser' is a hybrid of the moranensis which is native to Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean. In its natural habitat, this plant would grow in fog-shrouded forests on the trunks of trees or on mossy limestone cliffs.

These Pinguiculas are some of the easiest to grow. They have heterophyllus leaves, the summer leaves being carnivorous and the winter leaves being succulent, and not carniverous. When in t... read more