Calceolaria biflora

Light/Partial Shade
Soil Type:
Moist But Well-Drained

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Plant Details

A remarkable alpine, not often seen, with very unusual yellow flowers with dark brown spots in the throat. Each flower looks like a pouch or slipper and is very memorable. A real talking point. Each stem has two flowers, hence the name - biflora.

Native to Chile and Argentina.

Prefers lightly shaded conditions and slightly moist soil that doesn't dry out.

Forms low, compact rosettes of hairy leaves from which tall thin stems hold the flowers. Will self-seed but in a well-behaved way.

Height: 15cm

Common name(s): Pocketbook Flower, Slipper Flower, Lady's Purse, Slipperwort

All our plants are supplied in 9x10cm pots unless otherwise specified. Plants in this size pot establish quickly in the garden and often outpace plants in bigger pots planted at the same time. We do not sell 'plug plants' because those need to be grown on before planting. Our potted plants can be planted immediately, unless otherwise noted, or you can leave them in their pots until you are ready to plant. We grow everything we sell ourselves, in our nursery in the Buckinghamshire countryside.