Pinguicula longifolia ssp reichenbachiana
This specie is growing in the central Apuani Alps
in Italy at an altitude of 1100 meter.
This specie is growing in the limestone-alps above 2000 meter.
This type has a big yellow spot.
Pinguicula leptoceras is located in the caentral alps above
1800 meter. You will find it over silicat rocks besides brooklets, in the
same area where the Apollo-butterfy can be find.
Pinguicula vulgaris is one of the most common species in
the northern Alps and the middle montains of Germany. The size of the plants
is quite different: I measured plants 3 cm in diam. in 1000 meter altitude
and at other places realy giant forms, 15 cm wide rosetts. The flower is
near to P.leptoceras but more purple and not so much white.
The plants like wet meadows with less nutritive substance.
The best soil for culture is peat/quarzsand 1:1.
One of the most spectacular Pinguicula is P. ramosa from Japan. It is growing
in the central montains of Japan on overhanging, vulcanic rocks. And there
is a lot of water seeping over them. And the problem for culture: the water
is very clean and fresh!
Some Pinguicula-hybrids have beautiful flowers and are
rather easy to cultivate
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