Calceolaria herbeohybrida ‘Valentine Hybrids’ seeds – (Lady’s purse, Slipper flower, Pocketbook flower, Slipperwort, Pouch Flower)

$4.10

Description

This is a wonderfully exotic looking plant, and the Valentine Hybrid is an improved version of calceolaria, with a range of brilliantly coloured red yellow and red-brown (and variations in this colour range) of pouch shaped flowers. They like a moist soil, and full sun to partially shaded location. They do well as an indoor plant provided that they get enough light, moisture and warmth.

Sowing advice

These seeds are extremely small, so take care when opening the packet. Open the packet over the pot and check in all of the folds for seeds, open out the inner seed packet as the seeds have a tendency to lodge themselves in folds of the packet. A toothpick is useful to dislodge any seeds stuck to the packet. Sow the seeds indoors onto the surface of moist seed raising mix which has been patted smooth, in pots or small trays. Do not cover as they need light to germinate. Keep them moist by watering from the bottom of the tray, or by using a spray bottle to mist the seeds, as this will stop the seeds from being covered by soil. they like a warm moist position . Ideal temperature is 20 deg C.

Additional information

Classification

Annual

Common Name

Lady's Purse, Pocketbook Flower, Slipper Flower, Slipperwort

Family

calceolariaceae

Maximum Height

approx 15 cm

Number of seeds in packet

approx 30