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Phygelius × rectus 'Devil's Tears' (Cape fuchsia)

Phygelius × rectus 'Devil's Tears' Photo/Illustration: Bill Johnson

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Hardiness Zones: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Botanical Name: Phygelius × rectus 'Devil's Tears' fy-JEE-lee-us ex REK-tus Common Name: Cape fuchsia Genus: Phygelius
This evergreen shrub is often grown as a tender perennial where not hardy. It sports long spikes of red, dangling, bell-shaped flowers with yellow throats in summer. It makes a beautiful and unique addition to a perennial or shrub border.
Noteworthy characteristics: Dangling, reddish pink flowers with yellow throats. Attracts hummingbirds.
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.
Height 3 ft. to 6 ft.
Spread 3 ft. to 6 ft.
Growth Habit Spreads
Growth Pace Moderate Grower
Light Full Sun Only
Moisture Medium Moisture
Maintenance Moderate
Characteristics Attracts Hummingbirds; Showy Flowers
Bloom Time Early Summer; Late Summer; Summer
Flower Color Pink Flower; Red Flower
Uses Beds and Borders
Seasonal Interest Summer Interest
Type Shrubs

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