Cape Fuchsia 'Sunshine'

Phygelius x rectus

Family: Scrophulariaceae (skrof-yoo-larr-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Phygelius (fy-GEL-us) (Info)
Species: x rectus (REK-tus) (Info)
Cultivar: Sunshine



Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us


36-48 in. (90-120 cm)


36-48 in. (90-120 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:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade



Bloom Color:


Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall

Late Fall/Early Winter



Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

Seed Collecting:

Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds

Unblemished fruit must be significantly overripe before harvesting seed; clean and dry seeds


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


Clayton, California

Cloverdale, California

Magalia, California

Paradise, California

Clayton, North Carolina

Portland, Oregon

Wilsonville, Oregon

North Augusta, South Carolina

Newport News, Virginia

Norfolk, Virginia

Kalama, Washington

North Bend, Washington

Puyallup, Washington

Seattle, Washington (3 reports)

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Sep 6, 2013, JanaDiane from Magalia, CA wrote:

Zone 8a. Cut back hard in January to increase bushiness and foliage color. I have this with dark purple ground cover and other contrasting plants. It's color and height makes it a stunning focal point. I planted it two years ago in high shade and a little morning sun. I am not getting the continuous blooming it is said to have. Perhaps too young or not enough sun? No matter, I love this plant for it's shape, height and color.


On Jun 2, 2011, ogon from Paradise, CA (Zone 9a) wrote:

One of my favorite plants in the garden. I purchased a Cape Fuchsia in a 3in pot last summer, and it grew rapidly all year. This spring it it about 4ft tall and 3ft around. It started blooming mid-May this spring, and last summer bloomed continuously until November. It's a hummingbird favorite, and I have it planted near a bedroom window for birdwatching.


On Oct 5, 2003, Happenstance from Northern California, CA wrote:

Chartreuse foliage and consistant bloomer.