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botanical name:
Phygelius 'Cherry Ripe'
Phygelius 'Cherry Ripe' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Cape Fuchsia
synonyms:  Phygelius 'Blacher'
family:  Scrophulariaceae
characteristics: shrub, semi-evergreen
height: 0.90m
width: 0.90m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: green
flower colour: red
main season: Summer
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -10°C
USDA zone: 7 to 9
description:
Suckering shrub of bushy habit with bright green foliage and panicles of pendulous, rich cherry-red tubular flowers in summer. Semi-evergreen in mild climates.

cultivation:
Best in moist, well drained, fertile soil in full sun but tolerant of a range of conditions. Top growth may be damaged by hard frosts and in any case, in cool climates, it is best cut back hard at the end of the season or in early spring.
Trim or pinch back to keep bushy.

propagation:
From stem cuttings or rooted suckers.

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