Cape fuchsia

A South African shrub with a long-lasting bloom.
Common name : Cape fuchsia
Scientific name : Phygelius spp.
Family : Scrophulariaceae
Category : Perennials
Type of plant : Perennial
Sun loving
Sun loving
Phygelius - Cape fuchsia or Cape figwort - is a genus of flowering plants in the Scrophulariaceae family, native to wet slopes and banks in southern Africa. They are evergreen shrubs often treated as perennials in colder climates. They bear many pendent tubular flowers over a long period in summer, in shades of white, yellow and red. There are two species in this genus, Phygelius capensis and Phygelius aequalis, and several cultivars.

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Caracteristics

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Frost-resistance Medium
Zone USDA 8a
Height 60 - 150
pH 6 - 7

Plant my cape fuchsia

Plant preferably between September and the end of November or between March and the end of April, when the winter reserves are formed and the temperatures are not too low. Bury the roots a few centimeters so that the foliage is flush. Fill and pack well around the plant so as not to leave a pocket of air. Water copiously just after planting. If you are planting in a pot, use one whose volume corresponds to that of the plant, otherwise you will have to water it too often. You can use gravel at the bottom under mixture of soil, compost or compost for better drainage.

Water my cape fuchsia

Water regularly in the first weeks. Try to avoid watering on sunny afternoons to minimize the amount of moisture lost to evaporation. If your plant is in a pot, check the top soil in the pot either by looking at it or touching it with your finger. In any case, if it hasn’t rained in a month, water !

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