One of the most frequently encountered Calceolaria, from Tierra de Fuego to north Patagonia and into Chile. The characteristic shoe-shaped flowers are yellow with orange spots and appear on top of long flowering stems; leaves are arranged in basal rosettes.
I am not sure about the hardiness but it would be worth to cultivate even as an annual plant. The only Calceolaria I have ever grown from seeds, C. ‘John Innes’, flowered in the first year.
Germination: easy, warm germinator; the seeds are very fine and require superficial sowing.