A popular plant for summer borders and now bred to visually stun garden centre patrons in various colours.
A walk in the rock garden will enlighten you to the original flower colour of Phygelius aequalis, now in full bloom. Tubular salmon pink flowers cluster down the terminal spikes. The protruding red anthers contrast with the yellow throat. Collected in Free State South Africa where it was found at c.2300m as a lush growing plant to one meter on a streamside.
It is a vigorous semi evergreen sub shrub. Depending on the severity of the winter and the type of shelter it has will determine the degree of die back or just a shriveling and blackening of foliage. This plant is c.1 meter tall with a spread of 1.5m.