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Phygelius aequalis ‘Yellow Trumpet’

Cape cowslip

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Features

  • BloomsJuly to September
  • Height0.5m to 1m
  • Spread1m to 1.3m
  • Growth HabitBushy oval
  • Flower ColourCream yellow
  • Leaf ColourMid green

Description

Phygelius aequalis ‘Yellow Trumpet’ (Cape cowslip). This evergreen, upright, sub-shrub has tubular, pale cream-yellow flowers produced in clusters in mid summer to early autumn.

Characteristics

Evergreen, Sub-shrub

Origin

South Africa

Interest and use

Borders

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile, Sandy
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

They will need sun and fertile, well drained but not too dry soil. Usually loses leaves or has shoots cut to ground by frosts. Cut back to just above ground level in spring or if plants have woody bases, prune to live wood.

Propagation

You can propagate by softwood cuttings in the summer.

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