Phygelius x rectus ‘Cherry ripe’ – Cape fuschia –


Phygelius x rectus ‘Cherry ripe’

blooms in mid summer

comes in 1 gallon pots

P. x rectus – This upright, suckering shrub is a cross between P. aequalis and P. capensis grows 5′ feet tall and wide and is not as invasive as its parents. It produces ovate, dark green leaves, to 4″ long. In summer it bears pendent tubular, pale red flowers, to 2 ½” long, are held in panicles 6-12″ long.

perennial – Grow in fertile, humus enriched, moist, but well drained soil in full sun or part shade. Where marginally hardy provide a dry winter mulch. If grown as perennial, cut back to the base in spring. They resent dry conditions.

zone 8-9