Looking for something different? The curious, pouched flowers of this little Slipper flower always atract attention. The colours and markings are certainly unique. It grows as a low mound of slightly fleshy leaves and will flower over a long period from late spring onwards. About 10 cm high.
Like all Calceolaria, 'Walter Shrimpton' requires a cooler spot with a fertile, slightly moist, humus-rich soil. It dislikes hot, dry conditions but isn't difficult to grow. The only thing to watch out for is aphids (greenfly) as these can weaken the plant. A good tip is to keep a squirty bottle of ready-mixed bug killer handy (either pesticide or natural alternative) - regular checks are quick and easy if the solution is at hand - pun intended!