Calceolaria biflora

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

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 and will self-seed but in a well-behaved way.

Height: 15cm

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