AWARD

PHYGELIUS x rectus 'Devil's Tears'

Commonly known as Cape fuchsia

Deep reddish pink flowers with orange/red lobes and yellow throats
Further Reading....
  • Evergreen
    Dark green leaves to 10cm (4in) long
  • Shades of pink
    All shades of pink through to Carmine (red)
    Deep reddish pink
  • Height
    1.5m (5ft)
  • Spread
    1.5m (5ft)
  • Medium shrub
    Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height
    Upright, suckering shrub
  • Hardy - cold winter
    Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters. May not withstand open/exposed sites or central/northern locations. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -15°C (5°F)
  • Full sun

PHYGELIUS x rectus 'Devil's Tears'

 
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  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Deadhead to prolong flowering. Usually grown as a herbaceous perennial cutting back to the base in spring
    Pests & Diseases
    Figwort weevils, capsid bugs.
    Place of origin
    South Africa
    Resistant to honey fungus
    These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
  • Flower Shape
    Panicles
    Upright panicles 15-30cm (6-12in) long
    Tubular
    Pendent flowers to to 6cm (2½in) long each with 5 recurved lobes
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Leaf margin
    Serrulate
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf shape
    Ovate
    (see photos above)
  • Pruning group
    Pruning group 6
    Suitable for: Evergreen shrubs or climbers that need little to no pruning.
    Action: Trim back shoots that spoil symmetry and to fit available space.
    When: Annually after flowering if on previous year's growth, or in later Winter or Spring if flowering on current year's growth, or as requires.

    RHS group 9 & 11
  • Seasonal Interest
    Autumn
    Summer
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil
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Phygelius - Growing Guide
1.5m (5ft)
Medium Shrub - guide for size not form Watering Can
  1.5m (5ft)
 

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