Gardening Tips & Flowers : How to Grow Cape Fuchsia (Phygelius Capensis)

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Hi, this is Yolanda Vanveen and in this segmentwe're going to learn all about the Cape Fuchsia or Phygelius.

Now the Cape Fuchsia is nota fuchsia in any way.

It just has blooms that hang down like a fuchsia and its really fromthe Southern Cape of South Africa.

So the Cape Fuchsia, also known as the PhygeliusCapensis is related to penstemon and snap dragons and not to fuchsias.

And they're evergreenshrubs that are native to Cape of Good Hope.

So that's a very, very tip of South Africa.

And they are rock garden plants that get about four feet tall and they have red flowers inthe summer.

They love sun or part shade, but they need moist soil.

They're from ocean conditions.

They like well-drained.

They also call them the Cape Figwort or they come in orange andpink.

And they grow great in zones eight to eleven and they have pendulous tubular flowersthat attract all type of birds and they always love the fact that in South Africa they havesun birds that love all of their different plants and Crocosmias in there, the Phygelius.

But in America, we have the hummingbird so they take the place of the sun bird and theypollinate the different types of tubular plants.

And the Phygelius is a gorgeous plant to havein your garden and they will be evergreen except for really cold, cold climate as theylose all of their leaves but then it will all be grown back in the spring.

They're easilygrows if there's a sunny spot with good drainage and you can enjoy them for many years.

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