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botanical name:
Phygelius capensis
Phygelius capensis © Deeproot Plant Base
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common name:  Cape Figwort, Cape Fuchsia
synonyms:  Phygelius capensis coccineus
family:  Scrophulariaceae
characteristics: shrub, semi-evergreen
height: 1.20m
width: 1.20m
growth rate: fast
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: green
flower colour: red
stem/bark: brown
main season: Summer
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: dry soil, moist soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -5°C
USDA zone: 8 to 9
Small shrub of sprawling, suckering habit. Tubular nodding flowers which turn back towards the stem when open. Flowers are a rich orange-red.

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.

From seed, cuttings or rooted suckers.

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