Saturday, April 30, 2016

A few ping flowers

My Pinguicula 'Pirouette' flower has opened!

Pinguicula 'Pirouette' flower.
Ping flowers are so cheery.
It's very pretty, and a nice complement to the plant itself. It also confirms the identity of this plant for me – I wasn't 100% sure this was actually P. 'Pirouette' until I saw the flower.

Nearby, it sure seems like Pinguicula rotundiflora wants to bloom.

Pinguicula rotundiflora.
This plant is very adorable.
That little nub in the middle looks like a flower, but it's been hanging out for over a week. I hope it makes a move soon.

Pinguicula 'Aphrodite' is flowering again too.

Pinguicula 'Pirouette'.
I guess I really like pinkish pings.
I'm a bit ambivalent about this one flowering actually. I grow it mostly because I love the color and shape of the foliage, and it seems to have shrunk after the last couple of blooms. Oh well. It's still nice!

Finally, Praelonga Watch: 2016 has entered its 3rd week.

Utricularia praelonga.
Not my best photo, I know.
It wasn't easy to photograph, but the Utricularia praelonga flower stalk is now almost 5 inches tall. Let's see those flowers!


  1. My 'Aphrodite' blooms all the time. going on 7 times in the past 2 months!

  2. My 'drosera spathulata' are flowering too first for me sense i got them!