The most sought after Calceolaria.
Compact short variety with unusual bearded flowers. Tufts up to form a neat plant hat is idealised by most keen alpine gardeners. Best grown in a moist free draining position in dapple shade or morning/late afternoon sun. For the alpine rock garden and containers.
This is an excellent garden plant throughtout the summer. In winter leave alone except for cutting off all old flower stems and a few of the larger old leaves. In spring trim back any old foliage.
Common Name: Slipperwort / Slipper Flower / Pocketbook Plant / Pouch Flower
Life Cycle: perennial
Basic Colour: ( orange )
Flower Colour: orange / red / yellow
Natural Flowering: April – June
Winter Hardiness: Fully Hardy
Height with Flowers: 10cm
Soil Requirements: average / moist / well-drained
Soil ph: acidic / neutral
Location: container / rock garden
Usage: ornamental / bee food plant
Pruning: not required
Tolerates: moist soils
Origin: Falkland island