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botanical name:
Phygelius x rectus 'African Queen'
Phygelius x rectus 'African Queen' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Cape Fuchsia
synonyms:  Phygelius x rectus 'Indian Chief', Phygelius aequalis 'Indian Chief'
family:  Scrophulariaceae
characteristics: shrub, evergreen, semi-evergreen
height: 1.50m
width: 1.50m
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
description:
Vigorous, suckering shrub, often rather sprawling in habit, with upright stems of opposite, ovate, deep green leaves. Panicles of tubular, pale red, pendulous flowers, yellow inside the mouths, produced over a long period in summer..

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.

propagation:
From stem cuttings or rooted suckers.

other notes:
Hybrid of P. aequalis x P. capensis
RHS AGM

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