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Phygelius x rectus 'Devil's Tears' (Cape figwort 'Devil's Tears')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
1.5m
Max height
1.5m
Max spread
5-10 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Phygelius x rectus 'Devil's Tears'

Other names

Cape figwort 'Devil's Tears'

Genus

Phygelius Phygelius

Variety or Cultivar

'Devil's Tears' _ P. x rectus 'Devil's Tears' is a suckering shrub with dark-green foliage, grown for its large panicles of long, tubular dark-pink flowers with orange lobes and yellow throats that open from red buds in summer.


Phygelius x rectus 'Devil's Tears' is: Deciduous

Habit

Suckering

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

Dark-pink, Yellow, Orange in Summer; Yellow, Orange, Dark-pink in Autumn

Foliage

Dark-green in Summer; Dark-green in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Capsid bug Capsid bug

Diseases

Generally disease-free.

General care

Pruning

Cut back to the base in spring or, in mild areas, where the shrub is evergreen, prune lightly to retain shape in spring.

Propagation methods

Seed, Softwood cuttings, Suckers


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Where to grow

Phygelius x rectus 'Devil's Tears' (Cape figwort 'Devil's Tears') will reach a height of 1.5m and a spread of 1.5m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Banks and Slopes, City, Beds and borders, Wallside and trellises

Cultivation

Plant in fertile, moist but well-drained soil in a sheltered position in full sun. May be evergreen in mild areas, whilst In frost-prone areas, protect with dry mulch in winter.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Well-drained, Moist but well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4), Tender in frost (H3)

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Botanical name

Phygelius x rectus 'Devil's Tears'

Other names

Cape figwort 'Devil's Tears'

Genus

Phygelius Phygelius

Variety or Cultivar

'Devil's Tears' _ P. x rectus 'Devil's Tears' is a suckering shrub with dark-green foliage, grown for its large panicles of long, tubular dark-pink flowers with orange lobes and yellow throats that open from red buds in summer.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Suckering

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

Dark-pink, Yellow, Orange in Summer; Yellow, Orange, Dark-pink in Autumn

Foliage

Dark-green in Summer; Dark-green in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Capsid bug

Diseases

Generally disease-free.

General care

Pruning

Cut back to the base in spring or, in mild areas, where the shrub is evergreen, prune lightly to retain shape in spring.

Propagation methods

Seed, Softwood cuttings, Suckers


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Phygelius x rectus 'Devil's Tears' (Cape figwort 'Devil's Tears') will reach a height of 1.5m and a spread of 1.5m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Banks and Slopes, City, Beds and borders, Wallside and trellises

Cultivation

Plant in fertile, moist but well-drained soil in a sheltered position in full sun. May be evergreen in mild areas, whilst In frost-prone areas, protect with dry mulch in winter.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Well-drained, Moist but well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4), Tender in frost (H3)

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