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calceolaria

(kăl'sēəlâr`ēə): see figwortfigwort,
common name for some members of the Scrophulariaceae, a family comprising chiefly herbs and small shrubs and distributed widely over all continents. The family includes a few climbing types and some parasitic and saprophytic forms.
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Calceolaria

 

a genus of plants of the family Scro-phulariaceae (flgwort). Included in this genus are herbs, semi-shrubs, and shrubs. The leaves are opposite or verticillate. The blossoms have a four-part calyx and a vividly labiate, bulging corolla (the lower lip is usually larger). There are two or three stamens. The fruit is a capsule. There are approximately 400 species, found primarily in the Peruvian and Chilean Andes. Several species are also native to Central America. Many species are ornamentals. Hybrids of the species Calceolaria corymbosa, C, arachnoidea, and C. crenatiflora were used in the creation of numerous garden varieties. The hybrids have yellow, orange, red, or violet flowers; they have either spotted or striped corollas. They are grown in cool conservatories and propagated by seeds or cuttings.

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Look out for calceolaria arachnoidea, a velvety purple with hairy silver leaves better grown as an alpine under glass.
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A host of different plants including pelargoniums, begonia, hollyhocks, sweetpeas, lobelia, petunia, salvia, canna, calceolaria, Impatiens, gerbera, Tagetes, Molucella, Cleome, Felicia, Ageratum, celosia and nemesia.
Examples include Alyssum, Ageratum, Antirrhinum, Calceolaria, Celosia, Lobelia, Nicotiana, Pelargonium, Sweet pea, Stocks and Verbena.
For shade: impatiens, coleus, viola, forget-me nots, mimulus, and calceolaria.
Calceolaria (Calceolariaceae) with more then 250 species is distributed along the Andes from Chile and Argentina to Central America and Mexico with disjunct outliers in Brazil and the Falkland Islands (Molau, 1988; Ehrhart, 2000; Andersson, 2006).
It looks great punctuated by the dark orange pouches of Calceolaria Kentish Hero.
In zones 15-17, you can also plant calceolaria, cineraria, nemesia, and schizanthus.
Worldwide, there are 300 species of calceolaria ( from tiny flowers to shrubs ( all originating from Central and South America.
Suitable types include Anthirrhinum, Calceolaria, Canna, Carnation, Impatiens, Lobelia, Pelargonium and Verbena.
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We will also add a few small shrubs such as Hypericum,Caryopteris, Fuchsia and Ceratostigma, some annuals from seed, some tender plants like Calceolaria integrifolia and, of course, someDahlias -I particularly like Pom-Pom types or those with bronze leaves.