Scientific Name: Phygelius x rectus
Common Name: cape fuchsia
Family Name: Scrophulariaceae
Origin: Garden origin
Hardiness Zone: Zone 7: (-18 to -12 °C)
Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial
Mature Size: 0.7 - 1.3m x 0.6 - 1.0m (height x width)
Habit: Arching, Spreading, Upright
Form: Oval - vertical
Texture: Medium
Landscape Uses: Accent plant, Attract birds, Attract butterflies, Container planting, Cut flower or foliage, Fall interest, Filler, Group or mass planting, Mixed shrub border, Perennial border, Summer interest
Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade
Soil or Media: Well-drained
Leaves: Simple, Opposite, Soft flexible, Pinnate venation, Glabrous, Lanceolate, Ovate, Serrate
Flowers: Thyrse, White, Orange, Yellow, Red, Jul-Aug-Sep
Fruit: Capsule, Aborted (hybrids) or absent, Brown, Oct-Nov
Key ID Features:
Spreading shrub up to 1m tall; leaves are opposite, ovate to lanceolate, serrated; inflorescence up to 15cm long raceme of creamy-yellow tubular, red or white, pendulous florets.