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Question: What is a calcelania? Is is a flower or a plant? Can it is planted in Mountain View?

Answer: Calceolaria is a perennial, native to Mexico and Chile. It's a bedding plant that's sometimes called Pocketbook Plant because of the pouch-like shape of the flowers. Most plants grow from 9"-15" in height and require full sunshine and regular water during the growing season. Calceolaria will grow nicely in your gardening zone.

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