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‘Moonraker’ Cape fuchsia

Phygelius  × rectus 'Moonraker'

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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.

CareGrow 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.

PropagationStart seeds in a cold frame in spring; take softwood cuttings in late spring.

ProblemsWeevils and capsid bugs may bother plants

  • Genus : Phygelius
  • Plant Height : 3 to 6 feet
  • Plant Width : 3 to 6 feet
  • Zones : 8, 9
  • Characteristics : Attracts Hummingbirds
  • Uses : Containers
  • Bloom Time : Early Fall, Early Summer, Late Summer, Summer
  • Growth Rate : Fast
  • Light : Full Sun to Partial Shade
  • Maintenance : Low
  • Moisture : Medium Moisture
  • Plant Type : Perennials
  • Plant Seasonal Interest : Summer Interest
  • Flower Color : Yellow
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