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Calceolaria herbeohybrida or Pouch Plant offers a multitude of cheerful, bright-colored flowers for the garden and pot. The charming, low-growing plant with its diverse range of white, off-white, red, crimson, vinous, yellow and orange flowers makes an ideal groundcover. It is an excellent choice for small gardens and patios in USDA Zones 10-11.
For growing in a pot, moisten the soil before planting and so it does not dry out too quickly. Make sure to find a spot that receives at least some sunlight each day. A few hours of direct sunshine is ideal, although Pouch Plant also tolerates some semi-shade. If you are growing them in a cool region, keep the potted plants inside during winter and early spring. When the weather warms up, they can be moved back out. When grown in the garden, Fertilize once in the spring, to promote better flowering. Deadheading will keep the plants looking neat, and will stop them from self-seeding. Container plants should be watered regularly, especially in summer, and when temperatures are very high.
This genus consists of about 388 species of shrubs, lianas and herbs.
The Calceolaria Herbeohybrida group is a group of ornamental hybrids known only in cultivation, called florists slipperwort.
Jovellana violacea (Jovellana) is a large shrub native to Chile and can grow 5-10 ft tall. It's a small plant of 2-5 ft, without blooms it is an attractive plant, with woody stems and mint-shaped foliage. It prefers full sun or semi-shade and regular water. It blooms white, off-white, blue, lavender, and purple flowers that attract butterflies and hummingbirds. As a mature plant it is cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time.
Jovellana violacea is best grown in USDA Zones 9-11. For those growing in colder regions, the plant should be grown in pots and moved indoors in temperatures dip below freezing. It will benefit from a regular watering schedule and regular fertilizing. It is important to mulch the root zone to help protect the plant from extreme temperatures. Pruning can be done to reduce size and otherwise shape the plant. However, it is best to avoid pruning during cold months.