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Calceolaria herbeohybrida

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Family: Scrophulariaceae (skrof-yoo-larr-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Calceolaria (kal-ke-oh-lar-ee-uh) (Info)
Species: herbeohybrida (her-bee-oh-HY-brid-uh) (Info)

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Category:
Annuals

Height:
6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:
6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

Hardiness:
Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
Seed is poisonous if ingested
Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested
All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested
Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction
Plant has spines or sharp edges; use extreme caution when handling
Pollen may cause allergic reaction
N/A

Bloom Color:
Red
Scarlet (Dark Red)
Orange
Red-Orange
Gold (Yellow-Orange)
Pale Yellow
Bright Yellow
Maroon (Purple-Brown)

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:
Smooth-Textured

Other details:
Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
By dividing the rootball
From softwood cuttings
From semi-hardwood cuttings
From seed; sow indoors before last frost

Seed Collecting:
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral Baa On Sep 10, 2001, Baa wrote:

Bushy, compact plant which is grown as an annual but is perennial when over wintered indoors. Has ovate, softly hairy, mid green, opposite leaves. Bears brightly coloured, flowers sometimes up to 2 inches long all summer.

Flowers June to September.

Can also be sown indoors to make flowering house plants for the winter.

May suffer from fungal diseases unless well ventilated. Also prone to red spider mite, whitefly, aphids and slugs.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Brea, California
Gibbon, Minnesota



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