In Britain O insectifera is associated with damp unimproved calcareous soils in open or occasionally light shady areas; in the south of England it is found in open deciduous woodland and scrub but also in beech woods.
In the north it is found on thin calcareous soils of limestone pavement, chalk pits, former quarries, disused spoil heaps and railways.
It is therefore possible to grow this species both in pots, a garden or meadow situation. It does well in a limestone rockery and on the bank areas of poor meadows.
This years tubers are now here and many are of ggod size.
Plants are normally sent out potted with full growing instructions to customers in the UK. They can normally be sent during the period AUGUST to NOVEMBER after which time growth is such that the rosette may get damaged.