Pocketbook Plant, Slipperwort
Calceolaria herbeohybrida

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)

Category:

Annuals

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

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

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

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:

Unknown - Tell us

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

Regional

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

Brea, California

Gibbon, Minnesota

Gardeners' Notes:

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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.