Scientific Name: Calceolaria (Herbeohybrida Group)
Common Name: pocketbook plant, pouch flower, lady's slipper
Family Name: Calceolariaceae
Origin: Central America, Garden origin, South America
Hardiness Zone: Zone 10: (-1 to 4 °C)
Plant Type: Annual, Flowering pot plant
Mature Size: 0.4 - 0.7m x 0.3 - 0.6m (height x width)
Habit: Spreading
Form: Creeping / Mat-like
Texture: Fine
Landscape Uses: Container planting, Ground cover
Exposure: Part sun/part shade, Filtered shade
Soil or Media: Well-drained
Leaves: Simple, Opposite, Soft flexible, Heavily veined, Pinnate venation, Pubescent, Obovate, Dentate, Undulate (wavy)
Flowers: Cyme, Orange, Yellow, Red, Dark-red, Can flower any month
Fruit: Capsule, Brown, Jul-Aug
Key ID Features:
Leaves opposite, most blades ovate, 8-11cm long x 6-8cm wide, rugose, margins toothed, pubescent; floret petals fused with lower ones pouch-like, very showy.