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Phygelius aequalis 'Yellow Trumpet'

 

Cape Figwort 'Yellow Trumpet'

Phygelius are evergreen, or semi-evergreen shrubs, usually grown as herbaceous perennials in cooler areas. They have simple leaves and large clusters of tubular fuchsia-like flowers in Summer and Autumn. They are hardy to -10 deg.C. Originally from South Africa, 'Yellow Trumpet' has creamy yellow tubular flowers in the summer. This variety is half hardy in the UK so cuttings should be taken in the Spring to overwinter in a warmer place in case the parent plant does not survive. If damaged by frost, cut plant to ground and it may regrow.

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plant Features
  • Cape Figwort Yellow Trumpet likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Cape Figwort Yellow Trumpet likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Cape Figwort Yellow Trumpet is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Cape Figwort Yellow Trumpet likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

 
plant information

Common name

Cape Figwort 'Yellow Trumpet'

Latin name

Phygelius aequalis 'Yellow Trumpet'

type

Herbaceous Perennial

family

Scrophulariaceae

ph

5.5 - 8.0 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Cape Figwort Yellow Trumpet likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Frost

    Cape Figwort Yellow Trumpet is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Soil

    Cape Figwort Yellow Trumpet likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

  • Water

    Cape Figwort Yellow Trumpet likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Cape Figwort Yellow Trumpet is 1.00meters x 1.00meters 1.00 M 1.00 M

Phygelius aequalis 'Yellow Trumpet'

Phygelius are evergreen, or semi-evergreen shrubs, usually grown as herbaceous perennials in cooler areas. They have simple leaves and large clusters of tubular fuchsia-like flowers in Summer and Autumn. They are hardy to -10 deg.C. Originally from South Africa, 'Yellow Trumpet' has creamy yellow tubular flowers in the summer. This variety is half hardy in the UK so cuttings should be taken in the Spring to overwinter in a warmer place in case the parent plant does not survive. If damaged by frost, cut plant to ground and it may regrow.


Flowering

From Early Summer TO Early Autumn

Cape fuchsias bear fuchsia-like, tubular flowers from early / mid Summer to early Autumn

 

Planting

From Early Spring TO Mid Spring

Plant in moist but free-draining, fertile soil in a sunny position,

 

Propagate by cuttings

From Late Spring TO Early Summer

Take softwood cuttings from new growth early in the day in Spring or early Summer. Cut, neatly, a 4" approx. piece of a non-flowering shoot, pinch out the tip, and cut off the bottom leaves. Dip the bottom of the cutting in hormone rooting powder, and carefully place in a pot of cutting compost with the leaves just above the level of the compost. Water, label, cover with a polythene bag, and place in a warm, bright place, out of direct sunlight. Take the polythene bag off periodically for a while for ventilation (at least twice a week)

 

Propagate by suckers

From Early Spring TO Late Spring

Suckers that have rooted can be carefully dug out and put into pots for a year before planting out into the garden.

 
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