Topa-Topa (Calceolaria biflora)

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Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 5a -28.9 °C (-20 °F) to -26.1 °C (-15 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8b
Plant Height: 4 to 6 inches
Plant Spread: 6 to 8 inches
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Yellow
Other: Bright yellow, marked with tiny red spots.
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Suitable Locations: Alpine Gardening
Propagation: Seeds: Days to germinate: 6 to 12 weeks.
Depth to plant seed: Shallowly sow, lightly covering with a thin layer of soil.
Containers: Needs excellent drainage in pots

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These Calceolaria biflora pictures were taken in the Andes Mounta
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Location: Calceolaria biflora Parque Nacional Torres del PaineDate: 2011-12-06Photo courtesy of: Miguel Vieira
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Location: Patagonia, Chile.
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Location: Patagonia, Chile.
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Location: Patagonia, Chile.
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Location: Patagonia, Chile.
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Location: Patagonia, Chile.
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NARGS members seed exchange by CarolineScott Nov 13, 2019 10:28 PM 52
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Calceolaria from seed? by CarolineScott Jan 30, 2015 5:37 PM 26

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