What is this? Pinguicula Emarginata X Weser?


One of the plants in the pot @ https://www.torontomastergardeners.ca/askagardener/what-type-of-pinguicula-butterwort-are-these/ finally flowers. What is their ID? Are they Pinguicula Emarginata X Weser? Can you please edit that link with the right ID if they are not giant butterworts? Many thanks


Thank you for your lovely image of Pinguicula emarginata. I assume that this plant is in the same 4 inch pot as your previous post. If this is your first flower, your rosette is young and likely to grow a few more inches in diameter- up to 6 inches over several years.

The giant butterworts grow up to 12 inches across over many years. It is difficult to identify Pinguicula species by their leaves alone, but your flower -with its unusual dark pink striations, and white throat are a close match for Pinguicula emarginata x Weser.

It is difficult to know the true petal colour from a photograph online, so you may wish to compare your flower with an image of Pinguicula emarginata x monctezumae. It is very similar to Pinguicula emarginata x Weser, but the dark pink stripes are on a pale pink petal. I have added a chart of Pinguicula flowers to help with your plant identification.

I love that the flowers of these carnivorous plants are held high above the rosette so that pollinators can do their job without the risk of being stuck on the sticky leaves and eaten by the plant!

I have added a link to a blog that has some interesting information on care, including how to pollinate your Pinguicula.