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Calceolaria 'Klech10011'PBR Calynopsis Red

A half-hardy perennial to 30cm tall, grown for its unusual, inflated, bright scarlet flowers. These are produced in clusters above the foliage in late spring and early summer. Although often grown as an annual bedding plant, it can be overwintered in frost-free conditions

Size
Ultimate height
0.1–0.5 metres
Time to ultimate height
1–2 years
Ultimate spread
0.1–0.5 metres
Growing conditions
Clay
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Moist but well–drained
pH
Acid, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Red Green
Summer Red Green
Autumn Green
Winter
Position
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
Aspect

East–facing or South–facing or West–facing

Exposure
Sheltered
Hardiness
H2
Botanical details
Family
Calceolariaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Deciduous
Habit
Bushy
Genus

Calceolaria can be annuals, biennials, perennials or shrubs, with opposite leaves or basal rosettes, and solitary or clustered, slipper-like yellow, red or purple flowers

Name status

Accepted

How to grow

Cultivation

Outdoors, grow in light, moderately fertile, acidic soil in sun or partial shade. Flowering is best in cool, moist conditions. Water freely and apply a balanced liquid fertiliser every 2 weeks. To overwinter plants, lift them before the first frosts and put them in pots in a frost-free greenhouse

Propagation

Propagate by seed sown under glass in early spring

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • City and courtyard gardens
  • Cottage and informal garden
  • hanging basket
  • Houseplants
  • Patio and container plants
  • Bedding
  • Conservatory and greenhouse
  • Flower borders and beds
  • Garden edging
Pruning

Deadhead to prolong flowering

Pests

May be susceptible to slugs, snails and aphids

Diseases

May be susceptible to grey moulds

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