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Botanical Name: Calceolaria thyrsiflora
Common name: Slipper Flower, Capachito
Habitat: Calceolaria thyrsiflora is native to South America – Chile. It is grown in Cultivated Beds.
Calceolaria thyrsiflora is a perennial, very frost-hardy dwarf shrub growing to 0.7 m (2ft 4in). It has high in the Andes produces hundreds of bright golden-yellow flowers over a long period in spring. It thrives in full sun, and also needs very little water and thrives even in the poorest soil provided it has good drainage. It makes a lovely addition to any rock garden, or in a border that require little watering, or even in a container or pot.
The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs)Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist soil.
It requires abundant moisture in the summer and a dry winter. Plants can be grown outdoors in the very mildest areas of the country.
Seed – sow spring in a greenhouse. Division in spring.
Medicinal Uses: Used in the treatment of sore throats, gums, lips and tongue.
Other Uses: Very good pot growing flower. When it blooms in the flower garden it looks beautiful.
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