Cherry Ripe Cape Fuchsia

Phygelius 'Blacher' Plant Patent #17,948

Item 079391


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Key feature:
  • Light Needs
    Full sun to Partial sun
  • Watering Needs
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat. Watering may be reduced when established.

A South African relative of North America's Penstemon, Cape Fuchsia is one of the showiest and most adaptable of perennials. Wonderfully compact with a shrub-like form, this improved selection offers freely blooming, bright cherry-red tubular flowers, along with good cold hardiness. Perfect for smaller landscapes and flowering containers. Evergreen in mild winter climates.

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Average Landscape Size
Reaches 2 to 3 ft. tall and wide, spreading slowly by underground stems.
Flowering Season
Landscape Use
Botanical Name: Phygelius 'Blacher' Plant Patent #17,948
Deciduous/ Evergreen: Semi-evergreen
Growth Habit: Mounding ,   Spreading
Growth Rate: Fast
Special Feature: Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbirds, Deer Resistant, Easy Care
Foliage Color: Green
Flower Attribute: Showy Flowers ,   Long Bloom Season ,   Flowers for Cutting
Bloom Time: Summer
Flower Color: Red
Garden Style: Mediterranean ,   Cottage
Patent Act: Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.

Best planted in evenly moist, organically rich, well-drained soils. Shear spent flowers to prolong bloom. May return in 6 winters with protection; overwinter indoors in colder areas. May be cut back to basal foliage in late winter to rejuvenate. Maintain size and spread with occasional pruning of suckers and low growing, rooting branches.

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