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A picture of a Cape cowslip

Cape cowslip

Phygelius rectus

Partial Shade
Moderate watering
Half-hardy

10a

USDA zone

-1°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

30cm

Max

1.5m

20cm

Min

1m

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

Cape cowslip Overview

This is an upright suckering shrub with ovate dark green leaves to 10cm. The flowers are pale red and borne in panicles in the summer.

How to propagate Cape cowslip

Cuttings

You can propagate by softwood cuttings in the summer.

Other uses of Cape cowslip

Grown for their showy, tubular flowers. Suitable for coastal conditions.