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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P. primuliflora "typical" -$10

This classic "beginners" warm-temperate plant produces rosettes of elliptical leaves that may reach 6 inches across in certain conditions, bright green but capable of developing reddish central veins in the leaves. Flowers are bright lavender with a white and yellow center, and this species is famous for budding off the ends of old leaves to form colonies.

P. "Aphrodite Imposter" -$9

Originally sold to me as the cultivar 'Aphrodite,' this plant has similar tapered, fleshy leaves in rosettes up to 5" across that can blush bright red in good light, but the flowers are very distinct from the true cultivar, a brighter vibrant hot pink with a whitish throat patch and with more slender petals.

Currently plants just over 1.5-2" across on average.

P. moranensis 'Huahuapan' x esseriana Clone A -$14

A compact Carlton Carnivores original hybrid reaching an average of around 2.5" in diameter, with a tight rosette of overlapping ovular leaves bearing curled edges that create a sharp-edged and pointed-tip appearance. Coloration is typically bright green throughout, with hints of pink blushing, though may develop deeper pinks depending on soil mixture and lighting strength. Flowers may appear at any time of year, though tend to cluster in late summer through winter, and are moderate size with obovate petals shaded in lavender-violet aging to pinkish lavender with darker blushing near the petal tips and a deeper grape coloration around the yellow palate and throat, particularly at the base of the upper petals.
Available plants currently are young rosettes around 0.5-1" in diameter.

P. moranensis 'Huahuapan' x esseriana Clone 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 thr throat more concentrated on the upper petal bases than around the throat edges or yellow palate.
Currently available plants are young rosettes between 0.5-1" diameter.

P. moranensis 'Huahuapan' x esseriana Clone 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" diameter.

P. moranensis 'Huahuapan' x sp. Tonala "ANPA A" -$12

The first release of this homemade cross; 'Huahuapan' develops massive rosettes of broad ovular leaves and loads of electric and deep violet flowers with elegant petals; "ANPA A" is slightly smaller but with flowers that display incredible contrast in pure white and deep purple marks around the throat. Their hybrid will surely be phenomenal once it blooms.

Currently available plants are young, around 1-1.5" in diameter.

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

The first release of this homemade cross; the broad flat rosettes of "ANPA A" and curving, involute leaves with their red edges from emarginata make for an attractive vegetative plant that is likely to reach over 4" across, but the blooms are the most attractive feature; variable in appearance, the flowers maintain most of the brilliant white and purple contrast of the mother plant but develop mild to strong veining and slightly serrated petals of the father.

Currently available plants are young, around 1-1.5" in diameter.

P. moranensis 'Huahuapan' x emarginata -$14

The first release of this homemade cross; plants are developing broad flat-leaved rosettes of their moranensis parent but with the central and leaf-edge red tones of the pollen donor. They are likely to reach over 4 inches in diameter, and blooms are variable and phenomenal, ranging from electric violet with ghostly darker veins to shocking contrasts of deep violet and white that grow and pale out but retain their pattern with age. 
Currently available plants are seed-grown, around 0.75-2" in diameter.

P. emarginata x gigantea -$14

A homemade cross between one of the biggest and one of the smallest species, and a year-round grower. This cross can reach nearly 4" in diameter with broad ovular leaves bearing heavily curled margins and the red tints at the bases of the leaves and along the edges so common in P. emarginata. Flowers are moderately sized and an almost frilly, broad-petaled shape with delicate lavender and violet shades laced in intricate veins; the center sports a bright yellow throat to offset the rest of the bloom. 

Available plants are currently around 1-2" in diameter. Some have the stem-forming habit of young gigantea plants under lower light, but will form flat rosettes under high light.

Pinguicula gigantea x emarginata -$14

This homemade hybrid so far closely resembles the reverse cross but may have the potential to grow larger due to gigantea being the seed parent. Leaves are broad and ovular but have highly involute edges tinted reddish, as well as often sporting a red center. Flowers are likely to be of moderate size and a delicate violet laced with intricate veins.
Available plants are around 1.5-2" in diameter.

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