Friday, July 18, 2008

Cape Fushia

This charming perennial (phygelius capensis) is growing in my San Juan Capistrano garden. It is easy to grow and quite drought tolerant once established. It grows to three or four feet high and wide and can tolerate some shade but flowers best in full sun. So far it is pest and disease free and I suspect it will stay that way. You typically see it in orange, pink or yellow, but I couldn't resist this pure white one.

4 comments:

Zoë said...

I have a couple of different Phygelius in my garden too. A soft cream and a rich red. It is amazing that its something we can both grow, as much of what you have at home simply wouldn't survive in my garden. They can be a bit of a thug though and make a bid for World domination here, so I am pretty swift with the spade and cut off such ambitions!

chey said...

Those are quite beautiful though probably not something that would survive in our area (zone 5).I love the shape of the bloom.

cindee said...

That is so pretty(-: I have seen them for sale but have not bought one...yet!!(-:

Kathleen said...

ooh, I love it in white. It's so beautiful. I saw some green phygelius for sale at Lowes the other day and am kicking myself for not buying one. Your gardens are really lovely. I haven't visited for a while (too many garden chores in summer) but I sure enjoyed catching up here today.