Photo by Melody

PlantFiles: Cape Fuchsia
Phygelius capensis

Family: Scrophulariaceae (skrof-yoo-larr-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Phygelius (fy-GEL-us) (Info)
Species: capensis (ka-PEN-sis) (Info)

One vendor has this plant for sale.

6 members have or want this plant for trade.


36-48 in. (90-120 cm)
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

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)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:
Late Summer/Early Fall
Mid Fall
Late Fall/Early Winter


Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:

Propagation Methods:
From softwood cuttings
By simple layering

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

Click thumbnail
to view:

By Cactus_Joe
Thumbnail #1 of Phygelius capensis by Cactus_Joe

By philomel
Thumbnail #2 of Phygelius capensis by philomel

By growin
Thumbnail #3 of Phygelius capensis by growin

By plutodrive
Thumbnail #4 of Phygelius capensis by plutodrive

By growin
Thumbnail #5 of Phygelius capensis by growin

By growin
Thumbnail #6 of Phygelius capensis by growin

By AnniesAnnuals
Thumbnail #7 of Phygelius capensis by AnniesAnnuals


2 positives
1 neutral
1 negative

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive LindaCT On Jun 8, 2010, LindaCT from Westbrook, CT wrote:

I really enjoy this plant, as do the hummingbirds. It literally drips with nectar in the hotter weather. It is in bloom all during the summer and into the fall in my zone 6b garden. It dies back to the root during the winter and then in late spring sends up shoots. Very colorful and interesting addition to the garden. I mail ordered my first plant last year, but was very surprised to find one at a local nursery this year.

Negative stefanimc On May 6, 2006, stefanimc from Philomath, OR wrote:

This plant spreads aggressively by runners- sometimes putting up new growth as far as 6 feet from the orignial plant. I prune to 6" high in late winter, and must be vigilant in removing suckers.

However, it DOES attract hummingbirds and adds a bright spot to the garden.

Be aware before you buy.
I'm in zone 7-8, in western Oregon.

Positive xyris On Aug 17, 2003, xyris from Sebring, FL (Zone 9b) wrote:

This forms a woody, somewhat sprawling shrub, in my Zone 9a garden in Bremerton, Washington. It needs some pruning to keep it in shape, and is now about 6 feet tall and with hundreds of inflorescences, flowering from June until at least November as long as old inflorescences are removed.

Neutral philomel On Oct 18, 2002, philomel from Castelnau RB Pyrenes
France (Zone 8a) wrote:

This is an easy and often overlooked plant, usefully giving colour in the late summer and autumn when many plants are past their best


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

Citrus Heights, California
Richmond, California
Denver, Colorado
Westbrook, Connecticut
Gainesville, Georgia
Fairport, New York
Bucyrus, Ohio
Mill City, Oregon
Philomath, Oregon
Portland, Oregon
Salem, Oregon
Livingston, Texas
Bellevue, Washington
Bremerton, Washington
Olympia, Washington
Port Townsend, Washington

We recommend Firefox
Overwhelmed? There's a lot to see here. Try starting at our homepage.

[ Home | About | Advertise | Media Kit | Mission | Featured Companies | Submit an Article | Terms of Use | Tour | Rules | Privacy Policy | Contact Us ]

Back to the top

Copyright © 2000-2015 Dave's Garden, an Internet Brands company. All Rights Reserved.

Hope for America