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Calceolaria arachnoidea
Family:Scrophulariaceae
Endemic
Good ornamental value (A)
Height: 40 cm.
USDA Hardiness Zone 7, even 6b. The plant tolerates low temperatures (-15° C even  -20° C), it can be covered by snow for months (1 - 8 months). The plant grows in water or it has its roots within a permanent water course. This corresponds to marshes, bogs, water courses, lake and river shores. Humid areas, with almost constant rainfall. Short dry periods are possible (generally not longer than 1 month). Some shadow. Some protection against direct sunlight, some shadow from vegetation, filtering about 20 - 40 % of light.
Perennial Red, 2 petals Blue, 2 petals
Medicinal Industrial Use
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These seeds are generally restocked in: February

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One packet contains at least 200 seeds.

This is one of the most common calceolarias and it served as the basis for creating new varieties. It is quite easy to germinate and the only problem is that the seedlings are very small and it the transplanting must be done very carefully. Other than that, the plant is very easy and undemanding, the only condition being that it needs a lot of water. This calceolaria is very hardy, so that you may succesfuklly winter it down to -15 - 20 C.