Southern River Bell

Phygelius capensis

Wild Fuchsia, Cape Fuchsia

profile iconPhygelius capensis closer
by User:Stan Shebs (CC BY-SA 3.0)
1 of 11
profile iconPhygelius capensis closer
by User:Stan Shebs (CC BY-SA 3.0)
1 of 11
Semi-evergreen shrub with a vigorous growth habit. Produces triangular to oval foliage around 8cm long and hanging, tubular blooms. These are orange-red in colour and measure around 3cm long, arranged on branched inflorescences.
Free download for your phone or tablet
Download on the App StoreGet it on Google Play

Planning

Difficulty

Easy

Flowering time

Spring, Summer, Autumn

Special features

Attracts birds

Attracts butterflies

Pot plant

Attracts bees

Special features

Origin

Africa, South, Africa

Environment

Light

Full Sun, Partial Shade, Partial Sun

Soil moisture

Dry

Soil type

Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand

Soil PH preference

Neutral, Acid, Alkaline

Frost hardiness

Hardy

Uses

Personality

Family

Scrophulariaceae

Flower colour

Red, Orange

Credits

profile iconPhygelius capensis
by Stemmer Ngalo, Free State National Botanical Garden, July 2019 (Copyright South African National Biodiversity Institute, South Africa)
Free download for your phone or tablet
Download on the App StoreGet it on Google Play

Knowledge and advice

Search our ever-growing knowledge base to find plants and information. Find out about pests and diseases you should be keeping an eye out for. Watch How to videos or follow step by step guides for tasks in the garden. Free download for your phone or tablet.
Download on the App StoreGet it on Google Play