'Moonraker' Cape fuchsia

Phygelius  × rectus 'Moonraker'

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'Moonraker' Cape fuchsia (Phygelius  × rectus 'Moonraker')
fy-JEE-lee-us ex REK-tus
Genus:  Phygelius
Pale yellow, four-inch-long flowers dangle all around the stems of this evergreen, fuchsia look-alike. Given a long enough growing season, it can reach 5 feet tall and as wide. Where not hardy, grow it as a tender perennial.
Care:  Grow in full sun and fertile, moist but well-drained soil. Can be grown as a tender perennial where not hardy. Otherwise, mulch with a dry material in winter and cut back nearly to the ground in spring.
Propagation:  Start seeds in a cold frame in spring; take softwood cuttings in late spring.
Problems:  Weevils and capsid bugs may bother plants

Overview

Height
3 ft. to 6 ft.
Spread
3 ft. to 6 ft.
Growth Habit
Clumps
Growth Pace
Fast Grower
Light
Full Sun to Part Shade
Moisture
Medium Moisture
Maintenance
Low
Characteristics
Attracts Hummingbirds,
Showy Flowers
Bloom Time
Early Fall,
Early Summer,
Late Summer,
Summer
Flower Color
Primrose Yellow
Uses
Beds and Borders,
Container,
Specimen Plant/Focal Point,
Suitable as Annual
Style
Cottage Garden
Seasonal Interest
Summer Interest
Type
Perennials

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