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Calceolaria in a pot

Posted by bob_b Sunset 14 Ca. (My Page) on
Sun, Mar 27, 11 at 10:50

Yesterday, I bought my wife a little Calceolaria in a 4" pot in front of a CVS store. I've been fascinated by these little, puffy, yellow, brown-speckled flowers ever since a famous gardener in Palo Alto showed them to me fifty years ago. But I've never grown one. So I have it on the window sill. What next? Pot it up in a month when the weather is safely warm, and place it in a semi-shaded spot? Will it flower through the summer?

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RE: Calceolaria in a pot

  • Posted by hoovb z9 Southern CA (My Page) on
    Mon, Mar 28, 11 at 17:49

Species? Looks like cool, moist, frost-free shade is the environment.

Nifty looking plant. Do you have a photo? Would love to see it.

Here is a link that might be useful: calceolaria info

RE: Calceolaria in a pot

  • Posted by bob_b Sunset 14 Ca. (My Page) on
    Mon, Mar 28, 11 at 17:57

Sorry, I have no photo, but the web site you referred me to has a photo which is very much like my plant. Wonderful little plant.

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