Cape Figwort

Phygelius x rectus 'African Queen'

Cape Figwort - Phygelius x rectus 'African Queen'

Common Name: Cape Figwort
Genus: Phygelius
Species: x rectus
Cultivar: 'African Queen'

The Latin Genus name refers to how in their native country of S.Africa, Phygelius prefer to grow in some shade.

Category: Perennials
Growth Rate: Average

Hardiness: Half-HardyHeight: 1.00 m (100 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 1.00 m (100 cm)

Foliage Type: Semi EvergreenFlower Colour: Red, Orange
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: July & August

Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Sandy/Light
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained

In cold areas Phygelius x rectus ‘African Queen’ is best grown as a herbaceous perennial because the top growth will be killed by frost in the winter months. It is best to give the roots a blanket of mulch during the winter. Phygelius x rectus ‘African Queen’ has lance-shaped, dark green leaves. The flowers are orangey-red, pendulous and cylindrical. This plant can be invasive.