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Southern River Bell

Phygelius capensis

Also known as

Wild Fuchsia, Cape Fuchsia, Rivierklokkie, Foksia (Afr.), Cape figwort, River bells

Phygelius capensis closer by User:Stan Shebs (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Full Sun
Easy care
Light watering
Frost Hardy

9a

USDA zone

-7°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

1.5m

Max

1.5m

1m

Min

1m

10 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Phygelius capensis, flowers. (Photo Geoff Nichols)
Phygelius capensis, illustration.

Southern River Bell Overview

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

How to propagate Southern River Bell

Cuttings

You can propagate by softwood cuttings in the summer.

Special features of Southern River Bell

Attracts birds

Attracts butterflies

Pot plant

Attracts bees

Other uses of Southern River Bell

Summer/Autumn interest.

Other uses

Medicinal

Red Flowering Summer Plants

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