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Phygelius x rectus - 'African Queen'

Type Shrub (Multi-stemmed Plant), Deciduous, Flowering
Form Upright Taller-Growing Clump
Size Medium Border Plant (50-180cm height)
Colours Red Flowers (Summer), Medium green Foliage
Care Some Maintenance Required
Hardiness Half hardy
Growth Medium Growing Plant
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Phygelius x rectus - Cultivation Notes

This evergreen shrub requires full sun and a sheltered location as it is slightly tender. Prefering a moist fertile soil it will grow happily against a warm sunny wall. Dead head flowers and cut back hard in spring. Mulch to protect root system in autumn.

Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage

Strengths of Phygelius x rectus:

  • Suitable for container growing

Weaknesses of Phygelius x rectus

  • Does not tolerate very dry or very wet soils
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