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Phygelius x rectus african queen cape fuschia

Phygelius x rectus
African Queen

R.H.S. Award of Garden Merit.

An upright, shrubby perennial with abundant flower spikes of pendent, pale red flowers with orange centres, all summer long. Height and Spread-100cmx120cm(40 in x 48 in).


Position-Will thrive in a sunny position in fertile, well-drained soil. Planting-Water thoroughly before planting.

Plant keeping the root-ball surface level with the surrounding soil, filling the hole with soil mixed with compost and a sprinkling of bone meal. Firm well and water in. Keep moist until well established. Plant Care-Remove stems of faded flowers to encourage further flowering. Height and Spread: 90cm(3 ft) or more. Forms a nice triangle shape.

Click here to see it in use with other South African plants in a windy sunny dry site.

Osteospermums, Lampranthus, and Lavender.

Position: Needs full sun, a sheltered site (ive planted in full hard windy sites and its been fine) and moist but not waterlogged soil.

Plant care: Water well before planting and keep moist. Prune hard in early spring.


Also available in yellow (moon raker) Purple (sensation) and Pink