CALCEOLARIA

P. The golden blooms of the shrubby variety (Calceolaria integrijolia) are effective for bedding; the herbaceous kinds derived from C. crenatiflora are better suited to the greenhouse. Both kinds need plenty of leaf mould in the soil and abundant watering. Propagation of shrubby calceolarias is by cuttings made during October and kept in sand in a cold frame for the winter. For herbaceous species propagation may be by seed sown in a cool house in June, in pots or pans filled with a rich porous soil. There are also winter blooming hybrids from greenhouse flowering, notably John I lines Hybrid which is yellow. Another species, C. violacea, is a shrub reaching 2 ft., mauve tinted with yellow. It flowers freely in summer.

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