Calceolaria 'Walter Shrimpton'

Calceolaria ‘Walter Shrimpton’

Lady's slipper

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
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Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does flower in September

Plant does flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Calceolaria 'Walter Shrimpton'
  • Common name: Lady's slipper
  • Family: Scrophulariaceae
  • Plant Type: Perennial

Native to the Falkland Islands, Calceolaria fothergillii is a hardy little plant, forming a rosette of tiny, spoon-shaped, pale-green hairy leaves. From this rosette a single stem bears a lady’s slipper flower in yellow with red or violet spots and a white bar across the ‘toes’.

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Calceolaria ‘Walter Shrimpton’ is a hybrid between Calceolaria darwinii and Calceolaria fothergillii. It’s stronger and more consistent than its parent plants, bearing yellow brown flowers with a white bar across the pouch. It’s ideal for growing as a houseplant or in an alpine house.

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For best results grow Calceolaria ‘Walter Shrimpton’ in moist but well-drained soil in a cool spot in partial shade. Never allow the soil to dry out and deadhead plants regularly.

How to grow Calceolaria 'Walter Shrimpton'

  • Plant size

    15cm height

    12cm spread

  • Sun exposure: Dappled shade, partial shade

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do not Plant in March

Do not Plant in April

Do Plant in May

Do Plant in June

Do Plant in July

Do Plant in August

Do Plant in September

Do not Plant in October

Do not Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does flower in September

Plant does flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Divide
Divide

Do not Divide in January

Do not Divide in February

Do not Divide in March

Do not Divide in April

Do not Divide in May

Do not Divide in June

Do not Divide in July

Do not Divide in August

Do Divide in September

Do Divide in October

Do Divide in November

Do not Divide in December

Calceolaria 'Walter Shrimpton' and wildlife

Calceolaria 'Walter Shrimpton' has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Calceolaria 'Walter Shrimpton' poisonous?

Calceolaria 'Walter Shrimpton' has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People