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Slipperwort

Calceolaria spp.

Also known as

Pocketbook flower, Pouch flower, Slipper flower

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Tender

H2

RHS hardiness

1°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

30cm

Max

15cm

Min

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Slipperwort Overview

Large genus of around 270 species of annual, biennial and perennial shrubs, woody vines and herb plants distributed from Patagonia to Central Mexico. Foliage is attractive in shades of green and arrow shaped, they are mainly grown for the flowers. Orange, yellow or purple 2-lipped flowers are shaped like slippers and often patterned with spots in contrasting colours, making for a great visual display.

Common problems with Slipperwort

How to propagate Slipperwort

Cuttings

Propagation is by softwood cuttings in late spring or summer.

Seed

By seed in the autumn.

Other uses of Slipperwort

Window boxes, bedding plants.