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Pinguicula

Butterworts are typically easy to grow and variable plants from very different environments worldwide. Tiny tentacles on their leaves give them their name (the genus translates to "Little Greasy Ones") and capture prey, and most are grown particularly for their flowers, which are often orchid-like in appearance and very colorful. 

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Pinguicula moranensis 'Huahuapan' x esseriana HC A -$14
A relatively diminutive cross with rosettes that I've rarely seen exceed 2 inches across, with succulent leaves whose edges roll inward to form a triangular profile; coloration remains bright green even in fairly strong lighting. This clone has the most slender petals and simple color of all three, an elegant lavender-mauve color throughout that ages to pinker tones, darker streaks radiating out from the throat and pale yellow corolla patch on the lower lip.
Available plants are approx. 1" in diameter, currently in semi-winter state.

P. moranensis 'Huahuapan' x esseriana HC B -$16
The second clone of this Carlton Carnivores original cross, bearing a similar compact rosette to Clone A at around 2-2.5" across, but with the ovular leaves curling more evenly around their edges and maintaining a rounded profile. Coloration also is typically green but can blush with pink under certain conditions. The flowers of this clone have more elongate and elegant petals reminiscent of the 'Huahuapan' parent with narrow elliptical outlines, the lavender-violet aging to lavender pink coloration more distinctly bicolored toward a broader portion of the petal tips and the grape highlights near the throat more concentrated on the upper petal bases than around the throat edges or yellow palate.
Available plants are approx. 1-1.5" in diameter.

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P. moranensis 'Huahuapan' x esseriana HC C -$14

The third clone of this Carlton Carnivores original cross is similarly compact like its siblings, maxing out at around 2-2.5" in diameter, with the tight overlapping rosette of ovular leaves bearing folded edges making for sharp-tipped points like Clone A, though somewhat more triangular. Coloration like the others is typically bright green, with hints of pink though may blush deeper depending on soil and lighting. Flowers have the broadest petals of the three clones, almost rounded when first opening and distinctly ovular when fully open. Color ages from a rich lavender-violet to lavender pink, slightly darker bicolor blushing right at the very petal tips discernible and occasionally mottling of the petals visible, and upper petals are darker than the lowers and the grape-colored "halo" around the throat narrow and concentrated primarily at the bases of the upper petals. Some distinct striping of the deeper purple is also visible by the edges of the yellow palate.

Currently available plants are young rosettes between 0.5-1.5" diameter.

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P. sp. Tonala "ANPA A" x emarginata Clone A -$15

The first select clone of this homemade hybrid, developing rosettes up to 2" in diameter with bright green ovular leaves that occasionally develop red blushing at their bases. The flowers are odd, with angular, mildly serrated petals that bear the faintest hints of violet veins and the bright purple central spots of the ANPA A parent on a white background. 

Available plants are approximately 1-2" in diameter.

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P. laueana x gigantea SG -$15

A seed-grown cross with a great deal of potential; plants are hovering around an inch in diameter on average right now, but once mature may well push over 6" across with thick, ovular red-flushed leaves. I expect flowers to be varying shades of rich purple, and moderately sized between the tiny blooms of gigantea (ironic) and the huge flowers of the laueana parent.

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P. gigantea x laueana SG -$15

A seed-grown cross with monstrous potential; plants are around an inch in diameter right now but will likely be able to push 6-8 inches once mature. With gigantea as the seed parent this cross may have a slightly greater size potential, with broad ovular leaves that will flush red in good light, and flowers are likely to be moderately sized with varying shades of rich purple. 

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P. 'Aphrodite' -$16

This is the true cultivar, an elegant slender-leaved plant that can grow to more than 6" in diameter with a splayed rosette of arching semi-erect almost succulent leaves shaped almost like fingers. Under good light it may range anywhere from green tinted at the tips with pink to a rich pinkish purple through most of the leaf. Flowers are large, with broad rounded petals and a rich pink-purple coloration that changes tones as it ages.

Available plants are semi-mature, between 2-3 inches in diameter. Due to the plant's nature it can be fragile, and leaves may pop off readily in transit and when repotting (can be used to propagate however).

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P. emarginata x moranensis 'Huahuapan' HC A -$15

One of the select clones of a homemade hybrid, these small but highly colorful plants produce rosettes that appear to max out at no more than 2 inches across, with highly curled, ovular leaves that are bright green edged or sometimes flushed with red shades. The flowers of this particular clone develop up to 3/4" tall, with an interestingly mottled to faded look to the purple overall color, marked by highlights of darker violet blotches or veins through the flower or petal centers.

Available plants are semi-mature to mature, approx. 0.75"-2" in diameter.

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P. emarginata x moctezumae -$14

A cross with a lot of beginner potential and high moisture tolerance; these seedlings are young, but already showing very elongate leaves with pale pinkish tinting at their bases and tips, and the flowers will likely be a range of pink and purple hues, especially marked with darker veins. Full size is unknown, but likely will be 2+ inches across.

Plants are currently approx. 0.75-2" diameter

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P. moctezumae x laueana -$15

A homemade version of a rather classic cross that never disappoints. These seedlings are young but already showing signs of being spectacular, with elongate but sturdy looking leaves that readily flush with shades of red and pink, and the flowers similarly expected to be brilliant shades of pink and magenta. 

Available plants are approx. 1-2" in diameter.

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P. gigantea x moctezumae -$13

This is a chance to gain a seed-grown version of a cross that has already been proven to produce spectacular monsters. With both parents being tolerant (or ever preferring) higher moisture levels and more organic soil than other Mexican species, this cross is a good beginner type and can produce elongate, succulent leaves in rosettes that may exceed a foot in diameter, topped by flowers in shades of pale pink-mauve to purplish.

Available plants are young, approx. 2-3" in diameter.

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P. gigantea x rotundiflora -$14

A cross between a giant and a miniature, this homemade hybrid has a great deal of potential to make moderately sized but highly tolerant plants with round leaves curled at the edges and just maybe with tints of red on the undersides, likely between 4-6" across. Flowers are an unknown, but will most likely take after both parents with mostly pale petals but sporting darker lavender or purple tints along the edges and right around the throat.

Available plants are approx. 1" in diameter. 

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P. (rotundiflora x gracilis) x moctezumae -$14

This is a homemade cross of complete mystery potential for me, already showing some ttruly unique leaf shapes but with maximum size unknown and the flowers full of different potential. I expect the plants to max out at around 3-4" across, with extremely slender leaves fattest in the middle whose tips sometimes curl distinctly and may tint with red at the edges. Flowers are predicted to be shades of pale pink to purplish but darker at the edges and around the throat.

Available plants are approx. 0.75-2.5" in diameter.

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P. (rotundiflora x gracilis) x emarginata -$14

A complex cross with a lot of potential, this will be a compact but hopefully vigorous hybrid. Plants aren't mature yet so full size is not yet known, but estimated between 1-1.5 inches in diameter with semi-spatula shaped leaves of light olive green with red highlights along their edges and center. Flowers may also be quite variable, likely to inherit the ragged edges and veining of emarginata but may end up more rounded as like rotundiflora or with exaggerated lower lobes of gracilis, or a mix of all three equally.

Available plants are young and seed-grown, currently 0.5+ inches across.

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P. rotundiflora x emarginata -$13

Another new homemade cross, this simple hybrid should turn out small but colorful, with rosettes between 1-2 inches across with heavily curled, spoon-shaped leaves flushed in off-green with red highlights. Flowers could be variable, extremely white with faint veins or heavily patterned in various shades of violet or pink with rounded but ragged-edged petals.

Available plants are young and seed-grown, currently 0.5+ inches across.

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P. emarginata x rotundiflora -$13

This homemade cross with likely favor emarginata as the seed parent, potentially growing slightly larger than the reverse cross but with similar size between 1-2 inches in diameter with spatula or semi-ovular shaped leaves with heavily rolled edges, colored in muddied green with redder highlights near the leaf edges and base. Flowers will likely be mostly white with variable amounts of red or purplish veins or throat patches.

Available plants are young and seed-grown, currently 0.5+ inches across.

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Pinguicula esseriana x gigantea HC D -$15
The first time this clone is being released, a very classic looking glowing green plant with thick, curled-edge leaves that fold out like many a succulent does into a layered rosette. Flowers are a rich double-tone, deeper purple in the center fading to lavender at the tips of the petals, and over time the color will pale to a brighter mix of magenta and pinks. So far they've maxed out at around 2 inches across for me, but might be able to get bigger up to potentially 4 inches across.
Available plants are approx. 2 inches in diameter.

P. sp. Yucca do 1713 -$15

This member of the "Yucca do" group still has yet to really be associated with a particular species, partly as it can be somewhat difficult to bloom (I have yet to see flowers myself). However, it is clearly a part of the esseriana complex, and makes up for lack of flowers in its unusual and beautiful foliage. Plants tend to grow in summer as mounded rosettes up to around 1.5" in diameter with thick rounded leaves with heavily incurved tips that pile on top of each other. Under good lighting the leaves will shift from green to a brilliant pink, and the curled edges tint white. Winter rosettes shrink significantly and form very succulent, delicate piles of green leaves.
Available plants are medium-sized rosettes, approximately an inch in diameter.

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P. emarginata x gigantea HC A -$14
A moderately sized hybrid reaching diameters of around 4 inches across, with bright green leaves that may develop shades of reddish to purple in the center or along outer leaf edges under strong lighting or cooler temperatures. Flowers are veined in rich lavender with a partial ring of deeper violet around the throat, and are ever so slightly serrated or dimpled along the petal edges.
Available plants are semi-mature at approximately  2 inches in diameter, only 2 currently available.

P. rotundiflora x gracilis -$16
A small and attractive hybrid that develops rosettes of thick , curled-edge summer leaves up to 2 inches in diameter (typically much smaller though) with shades of olive green to maroon-red (the latter especially on the undersides of the leaf edges). Winter rosettes are smaller, succulent, and mound-shaped. Flowers are up to a half inch in diameter, and nearly round like the namesake parent species, but with a slightly larger middle lobe on the lower lip. Color is nearly pure white, but with a halo of deeper purple marks around the center.
Available plants are between 0.75-1" in diameter.

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P. laueana x moctezumae -$15
I've had the reverse cross up for a while, but now that I've been able to separate these out a bit I can begin offering the largest of the batch. Previous iterations of this cross have proven it capable of getting large, well over 6 inches across, with elongate but thick, red-blushed leaves, and flowers may be a range of hot pink to magenta hues and are likely to also be large (particularly as this laueana parent has big flowers).
The available plants are currently between 1-2" in diameter, and their siblings should soon reach similar size.

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P. emarginata x gigantea HC B -$14
Very similar to clone A, producing rosettes up to 5 inches in diameter when fully mature that flush with red highlights at the leaf bases up the midvein, and intricately veined flowers with a yellowish center and a dark halo around the mouth of the bloom. However, this one tends toward a somewhat pinker overcast, and more elongate petals.
Available plantlets are 2-2.5" in diameter.

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Pinguicula immaculata x moctezumae -$18
The first release of this tiny hybrid; the leaf shape of these is quite similar to pure moctezumae, but with hints of curled tips and a miniaturized stature. Even the biggest ones so far appear to be stabilizing at only around 1.5-2 inches across, though they might get a little bigger as none have bloomed yet. I can only speculate on what the flowers will look like, but I expect fairly pale pink blooms with exaggerated lower petals.
Available plants are currently approx. 1-1.5 inches in diameter.

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Pinguicula rotundiflora "Aramberri, Nuevo Leon" x moctezumae -$16
Another somewhat miniature cross, mature plants appear able to reach between 2-3 inches in diameter (usually on the smaller side) with very slender, heavily rolled leaves that blush with hints of red or purple and splay out in an arc over the soil. Flowers are a mystery as of yet, but will likely be rich pink with darker purple near the throat.
Available plants are currently between 1-2 inches in diameter.

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Pinguicula moranensis 'Huahuapan' x agnata 'True Blue' -$7
I have an absolute mess of these seedlings available at the moment, still small but plenty to choose from. A cross between two large dewy parent species that both have flowers of different flavors of purple, these will probably turn out to be large thick-leaved plants with blooms somewhere between violet and grape-lavender with darker markings right around the throat.

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P. sp. Tonala "ANPA A" x laueana -$13
This cross is already showing a broad variation of leaf colors, from plants with mere shadows of blushing to almost solid red-purple, and will likely eventually reach around 3-4 inches in diameter. Based on examples from others who have done this cross, you can probably expect the flowers to be fairly large, and ELECTRIC violet.
Plants are currently approx. 1-1.5" in diameter.

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P. (sp. Tonala "ANPA A" x emarginata) x laueana -$14
A complex cross showing red-blushed leaves that will probably get to around 2.5-3 inches in diameter, the results of what will show up in the flowers is completely unknown but based on crosses between laueana and either of the two parents involved in the mother plant, they will probably be heavily patterned and burning shades of violet to pink.
Available plants are approx. 1-1.5" in diameter.

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P. gigantea x esseriana HC A -$14
This clone has a moderately sized rosette at maturity, around 3" in diameter maximum (usually remains around 2 though), with thick, fleshy leaves that curl at the edges to expose paler undersides. Coloration remains overall green even in strong light. The flowers on this clone are as-yet unknown, but if similar to the ones that have bloomed so far will be shades of rich pink-violet, paler at the petal tips.
Available plants are young and in semi-winter state, approx. 1-1.5" in diameter.

P. emarginata -$13
This is a small, homophyllous (one leaf form) species that is quite easy to grow, particularly as it likes far wetter conditions than most Mexican butterworts and never requires a winter dry season. Plants tend to average between 1.5-2" in diameter, with ovular but heavily arching leaves bearing strongly curled edges and colors of bright green with red leaf edges and bases especially in strong light. Flowers may be produced any time of the year, sometimes several at once, and are small but strikingly designed with jagged petal edges and white background laced in intricate violet veins. 
Available plants are semi-mature to flowering, between 1.5-2" in diameter.

P. sp. Tonala "ANPA A" x emarginata HC C -$13
This select clone is similar in appearances overall to Clone B, but with mild differences in flower form. Rosettes grow up to 2.5" in diameter, arching and with curled edges and bright green with occasional red bases or leaf edges. The flowers sport the more angular petals of emarginata, and mildly serrated edges, and sport a light lavender background marked in darker bleeding violet veins, darkest on the top petals, and with the classic ANPA A deep violet spots near the flower center.
Available plants are semi-mature at around 1.5" in diameter.

P. moranensis x ehlersiae -$9
Though identity is somewhat in question (it appears near-identical to what I have labeled as 'Pirouette' which features agnata in parentage) its vigor is not. A classic and easy to grow plant that may or may not go through a winter phase depending on conditions; this hybrid can reach over 4" in diameter in some cases (average around 2.5"), with broad round leaves that fold heavily to form an angular, almost diamond-shaped profile, and in good lighting they readily blush pinkish throughout. Plants in early winter typically will send up one to several large, pale pinkish-lavender flowers with teardrop shaped petals and a whitish center patch.
Available plants are semi-mature at 1-1.5" in diameter.

P. moranensis 'Huahuapan' x emarginata HC A -$12
The first of my select clones of this homemade cross, this particular plant is a weird one when it blooms. Plants develop rosettes that average around 2-3" in diameter at maturity (in summer phase; winter rosettes can form and tend to be less than half the size) with ovular, bright green leaves that occasionally develop reddened edges or bases. The flowers are frequently mutants, often sporting only 3-4 rather than 5 slender and mildly serrated petals (though proper ones occasionally do show up) in rich electric violet shades with darker veiny highlights and a light central spot.
Available plants are semi-mature at 1.5-2" in diameter. Only 2 available.

P. moranensis 'Huahuapan' x emarginata HC B -$14
This select clone develops approx. 2" diameter rosettes on average of heavily folded leaves, colored a light olive greenish typically with dark red-purple blushing at the bases and edges. Winter rosettes when formed can halve the size of the plant. Flowers are the most pale of the four clones when they fully age up, retaining the shape of the moranensis parent best and the dark highlights at the meeting points of the curving petals, but with washed out veins of light violet running throughout.
Available plants are young to semi-mature, 1-1.5" in diameter.

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P. moranensis 'Huahuapan' x emarginata HC C -$15
One of my favored select clones, this version of this homemade cross develops rosettes of arching ovular leaves up to 2-3" across in summer (winter rosettes are much smaller) that tend to remain green but can develop reddish bases or leaf edges. The flowers are striking, opening up with mildly serrated petals etched in shocking contrasts of white or light lavender and deep violet, the markings brightest and darkest near the center of the bloom and fading outward while still maintaining the classic venation pattern of the emarginata parent. The flowers tend to pale out as they expand and age, but retain overall the rich contrast.
Available plants are young to semi-mature at 1.5-2" in diameter.

P. moranensis 'Huahuapan' x emarginata HC D -$15
This clone has very rounded leaves in rosettes up to 2.5 inches in diameter, the edges rolling slightly and sometimes blushing along the edges and base with red. Flowers sport the broadest petals of all four clones, slightly ruffled and serrated at the edges with distinctive deep purple veins running on a background of lighter violet, darkest at the petal edges and lighter (though veins are darker) near the center.
Available plants are young to semi-mature at 1-2" in diameter. Only 2 available.

P. rotundiflora "Aramberri, Nuevo Leon" -$18
This true miniature species is spectacular in its own right and has produced some of the most attractive hybrids I currently have. Plants rarely exceed much over 1 inch in diameter, with notably petiolate leaves with broaded rounded tips whose edges curl inward. Coloration is washed out green to pinkish blushed, nearly red on the curled edges. Flowers are small, and as the name suggests round in profile, with equal-sized round petals that have a pale red-lavender tint to them and much darker maroon blotches in a halo around the fuzzy throat.
Available plants are semi-mature to mature, 0.75-1" in diameter. Only 3 available.

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P. (rotundiflora x gracilis) x moctezumae HC D -$15
Though there are many seed-grown plants still available from this cross, this is the first of my "keeper" clones to propagate itself enough to offer. This cross is small but attractively odd, with this clone reaching between 2.5-3 inches in diameter if you stretched the outward-curving spidery thin leaves flat. Each leaf arcs up and out and under strong light darkens outward from yellowish-green to rusty red at the leaf tips. Flowers are as yet unknown in this one but if similar to its blooming siblings they will be around an inch in diameter with oblong, bright pink petals that may or may not have hints of darker color near the throat.
Available plants are semi-mature at around 1.5-2" in diameter.

P. gigantea x emarginata HC C -$14
A very flat-leaved clone of this cross with rosettes that can reach nearly 5 inches in diameter at full size, the long-ovular leaves splaying outward with mildly curled edges and mostly green color but often with a stripe of red up the central vein. Flowers are so far unknown but if similar to its sibling or the reverse cross will be moderately sized with equal-sized petals all around, colored with intricate violet veins on a white or very pale purple background, darker near the central edges of the petals.
Available plants are semi-mature at approx. 2" in diameter. Image coming soon.

P. laueana x emarginata SG -$15
My own seed-grown version of this cross, a very limited quantity of young plants available. Currently in winter phase between 0.5-1" in diameter, these tiny rosettes should double to triple in size for summer growth and may have an eventual full size of around 3 inches in diameter. Coloration is a heavily red-blushed tannish to almost solid red-purple, and though flowers are unknown they are likely to be shades of electric violet and heavily veined.

Image coming soon.

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