Phygelius capensis

Water Needs

high

Phygelius capensis
Shrub small; Perennial; Water plant
Cape Fuchsia

1 m

Size

Light Conditions

sun; semi-shade

Frost

moderate

Flowers

red; October – July; spring; summer; autumn

sun; semi-shade; damp sun; damp soils; water; wildlife bees insects birds

Garden Situation

Habitat

woodland forest; water

Region

Highveld; subtropical East Coast; thicket

Rain Season

summer

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Description

A small, evergreen shrub for the water garden, it bears tropical dark green leaves and tall spikes of nodding tubular orange-red flowers from October to July. Prune lightly after flowering; if frost damaged, but back to ground level in spring. Shrubs do best in full sun, but do enjoy light summer shade in the heat of the day. Stems grow lanky in too much shade.

Phygelius capensis
Phygelius capensis
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