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Commonly known as Pouch flower, Slipper flower
A sun-loving but not fully hardy plant with corymbs of large yellow flowers in mid-late summer
Height - to 1.2m (4ft)
Spread - 23-30cm (9-12in)
Medium shrub - Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height - subshrubby perennial usually grown as an annual. Softly hairy young shoots. Produces clusters of10-35 slipper-like flowers to 2.5cm (1in) long.
Heated greenhouse - warm temperate - Can be grown outside in summer. Plant can withstand temperatures down to 5°C (41°F)
Additional Features - Good to know - syn. C. rugosa. Flowers are produced over a long period in summer. Requires cool, moist conditions to flower freely.
Pests & Diseases - slugs, snails. Under glass - aphids, red spider mites, whiteflies. Fungal diseases in poorly ventilated conditions.
Place of origin - Mexico
Hardiness - Tender (greenhouse & conservatory)
Soil Conditions - Acid / ericaceous loving
Fertile moist well-drained soil - moderately fertile.
to 1.2m (4ft)
Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
All-purpose Seaweed Stimulant
All-purpose organic concentrated seaweed feed that is a ready to use, derived from sustainable harvested kelp, that can be used on all outdoor and indoor plants, except acid loving plants. Perfect used in conjunction with Rootgrow™.
Max/Min Digital Thermometer
Thermometer which displays current temperature in the centre, with Max above and min below. Suitable for use outdoors or in the greenhouse / conservatory. With batteries included