All plants are sold in at least 9cm pots, NOT tiny plug plants!

Calceolaria biflora


Plant Information

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

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


  • All our plants are hardy and perennial (come back year after year) unless otherwise specified in the description.
  • Every plant we sell is sold established in at least a 9cm pot, although many are in bigger pots. Unlike some nurseries, we do not sell plug plants because these require ongoing care when you receive them. Our plants can be planted in your garden as soon as you receive them, or they can be left in their pots for several weeks until you are ready to plant them.
  • As we grow everything ourselves and cannot just buy more stock when levels are low, there will be times when certain varieties are unavailable until the next batch has grown on.
  • We are not technically 'organic' but, as far as possible, we limit the use of pesticides and chemicals. We are fortunate enough to be situated in the countryside and we enjoy the environment and natural world that surrounds us, so we do what we reasonably can to protect it.
  • For a limited time we are offering free delivery for orders over £50.
If you have any questions about our plants, please feel free to contact us and we'll be happy to help.