NARGS Plant of the Month

Calceolaria biflora

Description and General Information:

This low-growing plant is native to southern Argentina and Chile. Plants from an evergreen rosette of rounded, slightly hairy leaves. Wiry stems to 15-25 cm tall arise in late spring to early summer, each topped with a pair of yellow, pouch-like flowers. Each flower is about 2 cm and lightly spotted in the throat with fine red spots.


This Calceolaria is quite easy to grow. Provide a moist but well-drained site in part shade (southern areas) to full sun...