Phygelius

Cape Fuchsia

Birds simply love the lazy clusters of long, nodding, tubular flowers that cover Phygelius all summer long. Gardeners, too, will love this fast growing subshrub from South Africa, because no matter what the cultivar, the Cape Fuchsia adds a luscious, colorful look to any garden.

A member of the Snapdragon family, Phygelius grow in well drained garden soil, and are evergreen in milder climates. Handsome, glossy, deep green foliage adorns rich maroon stems, and the stunning Penstemon-like flowers range from pale yellow to vibrant red.

Phygelius ‘New Sensation’ (P-1193)

Each $7.75

AVAILABLE LATE AUGUST 2018

<i>Phygelius</i> ‘New Sensation’

Flaunting vibrant pink-throated, deep carmine-pink trumpets that daintily swirl around burgundy-tinted stems, ‘Sensation’ is truly sensational!

Sturdy and low growing, this new Phygelius’ high-spirited color promises summery pizzazz peeking through a billowing mound of Geranium ‘Jolly Bee’. PP#13464.

Blooms June–September.

Size: 3' 0" – 4' 0" high x 3' 0" wide.

Hardy to zone 7.

A recent Xera Plants introduction, this vigorous South African shrubby perennial presents green calyces, clasping slim tubular blooms that gradate in color from deep reddish salmon to peach. Defined by daintily flared maroon-edged warm yellow tips, flaxen throats and burgundy stamens, the long blooming floral spires crest a compact semi-evergreen foundation of thick serrated shiny green leaves. ‘Peach Trombone’ delivers summertime zest, enjoys fertile well-draining soil and lures hummingbirds.

Blooms June-September

Size: 2-1/2' high x 3' 0" wide.

Hardy to zone 7.

<i>Phygelius</i> x <i>rectus</i> ‘African Queen’

The first hybrid in this remarkable series, ‘African Queen’ displays regal splendor befitting its name, bearing exquisite reddish orange flowers with lemon-yellow throats. Beside Geranium ‘Phillipe Vapelle’, this selection provides a riot of color and contrast.

Blooms June–September

Size: 3' 0" high x 3' 0" wide.

Hardy to zone 7.

<i>Phygelius</i> x <i> rectus</i> ‘Moonraker’

Soft yellow flowers, narrower than others in the series, are borne all around the stem, orbiting like pale moons. For complementary flower color, plant with Aster ‘Lutetia’.

Blooms June–September.

Size: 3-1/2' high x 3-1/2' wide.

Hardy to zone 7.

<i>Phygelius</i> x <i>rectus</i> ‘Pink Elf’

Impish ‘Pink Elf’ promises densely clustered salmon-pink flowers embellished with warm yellow throats. Distinctive for its compact growth habit and its ability to slowly spread by underground stems, this Phygelius looks enticing next to the silvery foliage of Kniphofia ‘Malibu Yellow’.

Blooms June–October.

Size: 2' 0" high x 3' 0" wide.

Hardy to zone 7.

Phygelius ‘Trewidden Pink’ (P-1313)

Each $7.75

AVAILABLE AUGUST 2018

<i>Phygelius</i> ‘Trewidden Pink’

For all those who take the time to peer inside these dusky salmon-pink pendants, an enticing surprise awaits you. The flared petals reveal a brilliant sunburst of yellow rimmed with cherry-red. Lifted on rubescent stems above lustrous, verdant leaves, the closely arranged blooms can be juxtaposed against Teucrium fruticans’ (Select Form) gray foliage and periwinkle-blue flowers.

Blooms June–October.

Size: 3' 0" high x 3' 0" wide.

Hardy to zone 7.

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Amazing Achilleas…. These sturdy, dependable perennials produce small indivdual blooms that populate broad, flat flower heads, lending welcome horizontal elements to any garden bed. Ideal for bouquets, fresh or dried, the long-lasting blossoms range in color from alabaster to soft yellow and gold, as well as terracotta, pink and sassy red. Cut back their flowers in midsummer and enjoy a fall encore! Spicy scented, attractive fern-like green or gray-tinged foliage cloaks their strong straight stems. Slowly spreading and somewhat drought tolerant, Yarrow seem to thrive on neglect. They can handle low soil fertility plus coastal wind and salt spray. Be sure to check out our diverse on-line Achillea selections!

Invigorate your summer plantings.… A few simple maintenance techniques will help plants appear fresh throughout the upcoming dog days of summer. The addition of a chipped bark mulch or well-rotted compost, applied as a top-dressing, not only reduces water requirements, but generally makes it easier for plants to maintain perky looking leaves and vigorous habits. A July or early August trimming of long-blooming perennials, such as Nepetas and most Geraniums ensures myriad flowers that will keep on coming ‘til the first frost. Featured in this newsletter, you’ll find the fabulous plants that caught my eye as Boobah and I took our morning walk through the nursery and adjacent display borders this past week. Hopefully, you’ll have room to ensconce several of them in a well-traveled spot. Happy Digging!

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