Sometimes things go well and you are pushing the limits.
Sometimes things may go well for some time, but then fail.
Temperate Pinguicula are always good for a positive or a negative surprise.
So I want to show also this picture of a P. macroceras ssp. nortensis, hibernacle and gemmae, picture taken these days:
That looks pretty much different from the first picture I showed in this thread, here it is again for comparison:
Same species, same mother plant, cultivated in the same location only 2 yards away from each other, same substrate, same climate and same weather, both pictures taken these days. On one picture the flowering size bud is dead with only a few gemmae living, on the other picture the hibernacle is living and strong and with a lot of gemmae. So you might ask: What's the difference? I can tell you: Potted cultivation (dead hibernacle in a free-standing pot) vs. bog cultivation (everything well in a 90 litre / 24 gallon mini-bog dug in ground-even).
I never thought the difference can be so big.
Two growing seasons and two winters everything went fine with potted cultivation.
But not always all good things come in threes.
The third winter it happened to the potted hibernacles that they died, due to extraordinary weather conditions in my location in early February.