Cape Fuchsia, Cape Figwort

Thu, Apr 10, 2008


Cape Fuchsia, Cape Figwort - Phygelius aequalis Yellow Trumpet
Latin name:
Phygelius aequalis ‘Yellow Trumpet’

Description: Phygelius are becoming ever more popular because of their long flowering period and the abundance of flowers that they bear. They grow into a fairly compact bush with twiggy branches with oval, pointed deep to pale green leaves. The inflorescences are held above the foliage and drip from the branches with dainty, tubular, creamy-yellow flowers. Phygelius have a very long flowering season and can be pruned to any size or left to grow naturally.

Hardiness: Hardy in all but the coldest gardens – if cut back by frost will return from the ground

Height: 1-1m

Position: Full sun in a sheltered position

Soil: Fairly drought tolerant once established

Water: Mulch well to keep moisture in

Usage: They are best planted at the front of a border where the beauty of their flowers can be enjoyed. They also work well in large containers

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