Calceolaria paralia RARE 20 seeds
Seeds from Calceolaria paralia is better known as Yellow Slipperflower and belongs to the Scrophulariaceae family. The Calceolaria is native of the South American Andes of Peru and Chile. This plant is fantastic! a unique, slipper-like yellow flower. The tender perennial plant is covered with reddish fuzz all over and reaches 50cm high. Perfect for bedding, container planting, group or as an indoor plant. They bloom in summer and have evergreen foliage. The flowers are in pairs, and they are small, about 2cm, yellow with light red stripes on the side, and shaped like a slipper,a bud of 4 leaves that opens when it blooms and then the slipper unfurls and hangs from the furry leaves of the bud. Once open the sleeper bottom part has a red stripe on each side adding a nice touch of color to the funny looking plants. The Calceolaria paralia will grow in any soil but not in a soil low in iron. They love to grow on rocks, in full sun or little shade. The plant tolerates low temperatures -5º C, and can tolerate occasional snow cover for up to a couple of weeks per year. Hardiness zones: 6-9. SEEDS ARE TINY. RINSE SEEDS OUT WITH WATER.