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Cape Fuchsia
Phygelius aequalis 'Coral Princess'

Family: Scrophulariaceae (skrof-yoo-larr-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Phygelius (fy-GEL-us) (Info)
Species: aequalis (ee-KWA-liss) (Info)
Cultivar: Coral Princess
Additional cultivar information:(PP18601, Croftway Series, aka Crocorpri)
Hybridized by Spencer
Registered or introduced: 2006

Category:

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Coral/Apricot

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall

Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:

Evergreen

Other details:

Flowers are fragrant

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:

Patented

Propagation Methods:

From softwood cuttings

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:

Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed

Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

San Diego, California

San Jose, California

San Leandro, California

Lake Charles, Louisiana

Raleigh, North Carolina

Garland, Texas

Mont Belvieu, Texas

Pewaukee, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:

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On Jun 7, 2012, quartzknee from Courtenay
Canada wrote:

My fucshia was a stub when I moved in and I had no clue what plant it was. This thing just keeps growing and growing in its full sun location. It is supposed to be pampered in zone 7 (new zones). But I didn't water it at all through 2 summers and it thrived and flowered after the coldest winter on record (-18C). So maybe this can be more hardy than you would think...