This is a very easy to grow species from the USA. It is related the European C calceolus It has similar coloured flowers which are smaller, much brighter in colour with twisted sepals and is usually a more compact plant. A plant will rapidly develop into a good sized clump It can be grown both in a garden or cold greenhouse and flowers in May.
The plants are sent out to customers in the UK in two litre pots in a suitable mix which enables the purchaser to either grow the plant in the pot in a cold frame or it can be plunged in the soil in a cold shady spot. Plants are sent out to UK customers from OCTOBER to MARCH whilst the plants are dormant.