Bright orange shrubby Calceolaria flowering May-November
A very striking calceolaria with bright orange flowers that start the flowering season almost red. We have grown this for nearly 20years and re-released it 10 yrs ago. Now well known for its vigour and spectacular flowers. We recommend cutting back to half height in late july once looking scrappy and then again at end of flowering in late October / November. You can grow this in large containers, borders and alpine rock gardens.
Hardiness: Fully Hardy
This is an excellent garden plant throughtout the summer. Cut back slightly into foliage in early October to shape plant for following years blooms. In winter leave alone. . 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
Natural Flowering: April – September
Winter Hardiness: Fully Hardy
Height with Flowers: 50cm
Soil Requirements: average / moist / well-drained
Soil ph: acidic / neutral
Location: container / cottage garden / border / rock garden
Usage: ornamental / bee food plant
Pruning: cut back old flowers in late July to encourage further blooms. Cut back slightly into foliage in early October to shape plant for following years blooms.
Tolerates: drought tolerant