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Calceolaria biflora ‘Goldcap’
Pocketbook Flower
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Zone 5 to Zone 9
Plant Shapes: Rosette
1.107.100

Native to Chile and Argentina, this surprisingly hardy little alpine plant is unforgettable. It forms a low, ground-hugging rosette of hairy leaves, with wiry stems rising above in late spring, each bearing a pair of inflated golden-yellow pouch flowers marked with tiny red spots. Appreciates an evenly moist but well-drained soil, particularly good in a shady rock garden. Also worth trying in alpine trough gardens or gravel screes. Protect from hot afternoon sun. Although rated to Zone 5 this has been known to winter as cold as Zone 2 with reliable snow cover.


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Conditions     Appearance    
Sun Exposure
  Partial Shade

Soil Type
  Loamy
  Sandy

Soil pH
  Acid
  Alkaline
  Neutral

Soil Moisture
  Average
  Moist

Care Level
  Moderate

Foot Traffic
  None

Rate of Spread
  Slow
Flower Colour
  Yellow

Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Late Spring

Foliage Color
  Light Green

Plant Characteristics
  Containers
  Waterside
  Woodland

Flower Head Size
  Small

Height
   10-15 cm
   4-6 inches

Spread
   15-20 cm
   6-8 inches


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