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Calceolaria biflora ‘Goldcap’
Calceolaria biflora ‘Goldcap’
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Calceolaria biflora ‘Goldcap’

Pocketbook Flower

USDA Zone: 5-9

Plant number: 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.

Further details for
Calceolaria biflora ‘Goldcap’

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Partial Shade
Soil Type
  Normal or
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
  Average or
Care Level
Flower Colour
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Late Spring
Foliage Color
  Light Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Alpine & Rock
   10-15 cm
   4-6 inches
   15-20 cm
   6-8 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate