Phygelius x rectus Somerford 'Funfair Cream'

Phygelius x rectus Somerford 'Funfair Cream'

Description : A semi-evergreen sub-shrub which is generally hardy in the UK but preferring a sheltered site. This newer variety is a break from the more traditional shades of red. Glossy green foliage with arching spikes of delicate creamy-white trumpet-shaped blooms from late May often continuing into autumn. Pale green leaves, compact and frost hardy with branching habit. Multi use plants suitable for patio containers and border plantings.

Climate / Position : Sheltered position in full sun or light shade.

Height / Spread : Height 40cm. Spread 50cm.

Soil Requirements : Will tolerate most soil types. Moist but well drained fertile soils for best results. Drought resistant once established.

Pruning : Remove faded flower stems to encourage re-flowering. Prune when required to keep a tidy plant. In milder areas prune lightly to retain framework or cut back to the base in spring.

Special Requirements : Protect from cold, drying winds. Provide a mulch in the winter months.

Under favourable conditions this plant can spread by suckering.

Plant Breeders Rights apply= 'Yapcre'

Part of the very compact, free-flowering Funfare series of Phygelius recently introduced.