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Cape Fuchsia

Phygelius spp.

Also known as

Cape Figwort

Phygelius capensis closer by User:Stan Shebs (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Full Sun
Moderate watering


USDA zone


Minimum temperature

Expected size






  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Cape Fuchsia Overview

Natives of damp areas and riverbanks of South Africa, this genus of only 2 species of perennial plants are in the Scrophulariaceae (figwort) family. In the wild in milder areas they are evergreen shrubs but when cultivated in colder climates they are often grown as herbaceous specimens and allowed to die down over winter unless given some protection from frost. They have attractive pendant tubular flowers in shades of white, yellow and red and several cultivars and hybrids have been developed mainly to breed varieties more suited to growing in the UK.

Common problems with Cape Fuchsia

How to propagate Cape Fuchsia


You can propagate by softwood cuttings in the summer.

Other uses of Cape Fuchsia

Grown for their showy, tubular flowers. Suitable for coastal conditions.


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