Scrophulariaceae (figwort family) Phygelius

Phygelius capensis Cape fuchsia

South Africa

This dense, mounding shrub gets to 3 or 4 feet high. Leaves are opposite, stems square. Showy, tubular, curved-from-the-base red flowers have four exserted stamens and style. A few plants can be seen on the east side of Campus Drive West, between Searsville Road and Stock Farm. Look nearby for Cape mallow.

About this Entry: John Rawlings authored the main text of this entry ca. 2006. Light edits Dec 2017 (SP).