Butterwort
Pinguicula moranensis

Family: Lentibulariaceae
Genus: Pinguicula (ping-WIK-yoo-la) (Info)
Species: moranensis (mor-an-EN-sis) (Info)

Category:

Perennials

Ponds and Aquatics

Carnivorous and Insectivorous

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Very high moisture needs; suitable for bogs and water gardens

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers

Height:

under 6 in. (15 cm)

Spacing:

3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

Hardiness:

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

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

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Purple

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

7.9 to 8.5 (alkaline)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

From leaf cuttings

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

From seed; direct sow after 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

Regional

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

Chicago, Illinois

Poughkeepsie, New York

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Jul 4, 2010, azulivines from Burnaby, BC (Zone 7b) wrote:

Sparking dew entices insects, which quickly find themselves victim to the cruelties of Mother Nature, and a wonder of the botanical world. This Mexican variety produces some of the larges leaves in the genus and flowers religiously from May to September. Grown best in peat & sand, this butterwort also grows well in the crutches of rocks or in abalone shells.

Very easy to grow indoors in bright light.