Utricularia Species, Livida Bladderwort

Utricularia livida

Family: Lentibulariaceae
Genus: Utricularia (yoo-trik-u-LAR-ee-uh) (Info)
Species: livida (LI-vid-uh) (Info)

Category:

Carnivorous and Insectivorous

Water Requirements:

Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Foliage Color:

Medium Green

Height:

under 6 in. (15 cm)

Spacing:

3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

Hardiness:

Unknown - Tell us

Where to Grow:

Can be grown as an annual

Suitable for growing in containers

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Pale Yellow

Lavender

White/Near White

Bloom Characteristics:

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

Bloom Size:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Blooms repeatedly

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

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

From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

Seed Collecting:

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Feb 18, 2021, tommyr2006 from Poughkeepsie, NY (Zone 6a) wrote:

There are several different varieties of Livida. Some show more purple color. Some have larger flowers. I grow the regular variety. The flowers are about 6-7mm long by about 3-4 mm wide. After planting a plug of them it will take about 3 months or so before the first flower stalk appears. After that they take off pretty fast. They are prolific bloomers given enough light.

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