Jovellana violacea

Jovellana violacea

Violet slipper flower

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

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Plant does not flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Jovellana violacea
  • Common name: Violet slipper flower
  • Family: Calceolariaceae
  • Plant Type: Perennial
Flower colour:

Pink

Purple

Yellow

Foliage colour:

Green

Violet slipper flower, Jovellana violacea, is an attractive sub shrub native to Chile and New Zealand, bearing pretty, lobed, fresh green leaves on dark red stems. In summer, these are complemented by pale pink-purple, bell-shaped flowers, the inside of which are adorned with a splash of yellow, and maroon spots.

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Grow Jovellana violacea in a sheltered spot in moist but well-drained soil in full sun. While tolerant of cold temperatures, it’s not fully hardy, and may need protection from freezing conditions. The Royal Horticultural Society have awarded it the prestigious Award of Garden Merit (AGM).

How to grow Jovellana violacea

  • Plant size

    100cm height

    80cm spread

  • Aspect

    South facing

  • Hardiness: Half hardy
  • Soil type: Clay / heavy / moist / well drained / light / sandy

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 not Plant in July

Do not Plant in August

Do not 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 not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Jovellana violacea and wildlife

Jovellana violacea has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Jovellana violacea poisonous?

Jovellana violacea 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

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