Calceolaria purpurea 20 seeds
Seeds from Calceolaria purpurea. Calceolaria is a genus belonging to the natural order Scrophulariaceae, containing about 150 species of herbaceous or shrubby plants, chiefly natives of the South American Andes of Peru and Chile. The calceolaria of the present day has been developed into a highly decorative plant, in which the herbaceous habit has preponderated. The Calceolaria Purpurea plant is covered with fuzz, and is absolutely stunning with its puffy flowers. The plant is a compound of branched stem with little group of flowers at the end. They grow up to 60cm. Hardiness Zones are 6-9 -20c/-5f, -5c/25f. The Calceolaria Purpurea prefers to be fully exposed to sun. Generally found in level areas or slopes facing north. They are tolerant to somewhat dry areas, where the draught may last 4 – 5 months with precipitations of 400 – 800 mm, concentrated in winter. The plant does not tolerate snow, but can tolerate occasional freezing spells of about – 3º C the typical morning frost of central Chile in winter. SEEDS ARE TINY. RINSE SEEDS OUT WITH WATER.