A picture of a Cape Fuchsia

Cape Fuchsia

Phygelius aequalis

Also known as

River Bell, Cape Figwort, Cape cowslip

Photo by Peter Warren (CC0)

Full Sun
Moderate care
Light watering
Frost Hardy

H4

RHS hardiness

-10°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

1.25m

Max

1.25m

75cm

Min

1m

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

More images of Cape Fuchsia

Some pink Phygelius aequalis flowers
Yellow Cape fuchsia
Phygelius aequalis growing in Kirstenbosch.
Phygelius aequalis growing in Kirstenbosch.
Phygelius aequalis 'Yellow Trumpets'. (Photo Alice Notten)

Cape Fuchsia Overview

Phygelius aequalis is a beautiful, lush, fast-growing, evergreen perennial, with spikes of showy trumpet-shaped, red or yellow flowers and a long blooming season. Commonly known by the names Cape Figwort and Cape Fuchsia, amongst others. Cape Figwort originates from southern Africa and cultivars for garden use have been developed. Phygelius equalise 'Yellow Trumpet' is particularly popular.

How to propagate Cape Fuchsia

Cuttings

You can propagate by softwood cuttings in the summer.

Special features of Cape Fuchsia

Attracts birds

Wet sites

Attractive flowers

Other uses of Cape Fuchsia

Borders

Other uses