Birds simply love the lazy clusters of long, nodding, tubular flowers that cover Phygelius all summer long. Gardeners, too, will love this fast growing subshrub from South Africa, because no matter what the cultivar, the Cape Fuchsia adds a luscious, colorful look to any garden. Members of the Snapdragon family, Phygelius grow in well-drained soil, and their handsome, glossy, deep green foliage remains evergreen in milder climates.
For all those who take the time to peer inside these dusky salmon-pink pendants, an enticing surprise awaits you. The flared petals reveal a brilliant sunburst of yellow rimmed with cherry-red. Lifted on rubescent stems above lustrous, verdant leaves, the closely arranged blooms can be juxtaposed against Teucrium fruticans’ (Select Form) gray foliage and periwinkle-blue flowers.
Size: 3' 0" high x 3' 0" wide.
Hardy to zone 7.
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