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Scientific Name: Calceolaria (Herbeohybrida Group)
Pronunciation: kal-see-oh-LAIR-ee-uh
Common Name: pocketbook plant, pouch flower, lady's slipper
Family Name: Calceolariaceae
Plant Type: Annual, Flowering pot plant
Key ID Features: Leaves opposite, ovate, rugose, toothed; floret petals fused with lower ones pouch-like, very showy.
Course(s): HORT 1193/1293

Habit: Spreading
Form: Creeping / Mat-like
Texture: Fine
Mature Size:
Height:0.4 - 0.7m
Spread:0.3 - 0.6m
Growth Rate:Moderate
Origin: Central America, Garden origin, South America (Chile, Andes Mountains)
Hardiness Rating: Zone 10: (-1 to 4 C)
Exposure: Filtered shade, Part sun/part shade
Soil/ Growing Medium:
Water Use: Moderate
Landscape Uses: Container planting, Ground cover
Additional Info: Google
pocketbook plant, pouch flower, lady's slipper
Leaf Morphology: Glossary
Form: Simple
Arrangement: Opposite
Texture/ Venation: Heavily veined, Pinnate venation, Soft flexible
Surfaces: Pubescent
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Obovate
Apices: Rounded
Bases: Attenuate
Margins: Dentate, Undulate (wavy)

Inflorescence Type: Corymb-like, Cyme
Flower Morphology:Flowers perfect
Number of Petals:4
Corolla Shape:Bilabiate
Ovary Position:Superior
Colour (petals): Showy, Yellow, Orange, Red, Dark-red
Flower Time at Peak: Apr, Sep

Fruit Type: Capsule
Fruit Colour: Brown
Fruiting Time: Jul, Aug

Bark or Stem Colour:

Plant Care:
Optimal Temp.: Low indoor temperature
Light Level:High indoor light level
Pest Susceptibility: Aphids or adelgids, Crown rot, Mites, Mold, Root rot, Thrips, Whitefly or psyllids,
(BED) BEDding, container, or basket
(HPZ) Horticulture PlaZa
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