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A picture of a Rivierklokkie


Phygelius aequalis

Also known as

River Bell, Cape Figwort, Wild Fuchsia, Rivierklokkie, Foksia (Afr.), Metsi-Matso (Southern Sotho)

Photo by Peter Warren (CC0)

Full Sun
Moderate care
Light watering
Frost Hardy


USDA zone


Minimum temperature


  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Phygelius aequalis, c, Walter Sisulu NBT
A photo of Rivierklokkie
A photo of Rivierklokkie
A photo of Rivierklokkie
A photo of Rivierklokkie

Rivierklokkie 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. ZA Distribution: Eastern Cape, Free State, KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo, Mpumalanga.

Special features of Rivierklokkie

Attracts birds

Wet sites

Attractive flowers

Other uses of Rivierklokkie

Other uses