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Cape fuchsia

Phygelius × rectus 'Devil's Tears'

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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 CharacteristicsDangling, reddish pink flowers with yellow throats. Attracts hummingbirds.

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
  • Bloom Time : Early Summer, Late Summer, Summer
  • Light : Full Sun
  • Moisture : Medium Moisture
  • Growth Rate : Moderate
  • Maintenance : Moderate
  • Flower Color : Pink, Red
  • Plant Type : Shrubs
  • Plant Seasonal Interest : Summer Interest

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