Silver webbed foliage with purple velvet flowers.
This is our Chelsea release of 2017 with very striking purple flowers. We grew this specimen from seed and now produce from cuttings. With foliage resembling lambs ears this alone is a striking feature but top with purple velvet flowers and you have this ultimate Calceolaria.
Keep an eye out as we hope to be releasing new calceolarias next year.
Hardiness: Fully Hardy
Pretty velvet foliage with purple flowers which need trimming back when finished. A light trim in winter will suffice.
Common Name: Slipperwort / Slipper Flower / Pocketbook Plant / Pouch Flower
Life Cycle: perennial
Foliage: ovate / haired
Basic Colour: ( purple )
Flower Colour: Purple
Natural Flowering: April – July
Winter Hardiness: Fully Hardy
Height with Flowers: 35cm
Soil Requirements: average / moist / well-drained
Soil ph: acidic / neutral
Location: container / cottage garden / border / rock garden
Usage: ornamental / bee food plant
Pruning: cut back in autumn as this will go completely to ground in winter. Also it can be late to show in Spring sometime snot showing growth till May
Tolerates: drought tolerant
Origin: Argentina – Chile