Mottled orange flowers.
These are a very popular new strain of calceolarias that are ideally suited to the alpine garden and containers. They will clump to 30cm across and whilst the deep green foliage stays low the flowers of great size 4cm stay on fine sturdy stems. This variety can look quite scrappy in winter so best to cut back into foliage occasionally for best growth.
Cut back lightly the foliage in early October to shape plant for following years blooms.
Common Name: Slipperwort / Slipper Flower / Pocketbook Plant / Pouch Flower
Life Cycle: perennial
Basic Colour: ( yellow )
Flower Colour: yellow / red
Natural Flowering: April – July
Winter Hardiness: Fully Hardy
Height with Flowers: 20cm
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 to encourage further blooms
Tolerates: drought tolerant