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Slipper flower-Calceolaria-macro photo

Another interesting, tropical native flower from the garden center is the Calceolaria, also known as Slipper flower, Slipperwort, Pocket book flower.

This one in the photo is one of the Calceolaria Herbeohybrida Group. These hybrids are usually 30–45 cm (12 to 18 in) tall, or smaller.

They have soft stems and flowers are little slipper shaped, varying from yellow to red with spots of contrasting color .
Slipper flower-Calceolaria-macro photo
Calceolarias are annual plants in temperate regions but as most of them don't tolerate either frost, strong sun, or dry heat, it is a beautiful houseplant for me.
Calceolaria herbeohybrida-Slipper flower

13 comments:

Kathy said...

Brilliant but a strange-looking flower. Is the picture of one flower or a cluster of flowers?

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

I saw the Calceolarias last year at Allan Gardens in Toronto. I had not seen them before but I just loved the little pouch and the freckles. Beautiful photo Maia. V

Jayne said...

What an unusual-looking flower Maia, wonderful photo.

Míriam Luiza said...

Uma linda, diferente, impressionante!

Angelgirlpj said...

I had a plant like this years ago and hadn't seen another until last weekend at the Fort Wayne Home and Garden Show. Very Pretty. Good Luck in the contest.

Sara Chapman said...

Very pretty and striking, and a beautifully photographed image, as always.

Lui said...

Rare and beautiful, Maia!
I voted for you!

amatterofhowyouseeit.com said...

The details in the first shot are superb Maia!

What beautiful petals this lady's slipper has.

Jama said...

The individually they look like an orchid , so beautiful!

twilightgecko said...

i love your macro flower photography.. makes me want spring to come to n.y. and soon.. :)

Ann said...

The little puff pockets is tempting and I want to squeeze them. These a green house plant for you?

Lrong said...

Excellent detail... thanks for sharing...

Michelle said...

Such a unique and beautiful plant. I'm your newest follower. :)

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