Phygelius x rectus Somerford 'Funfair Orange'
Description : A semi-evergreen sub-shrub which is generally hardy in the UK but preferring a sheltered site. Glossy green foliage with with masses of tubular deep salmon colour flowers which are yellow inside and are produced all round the stem from late May often continuing into autumn. Pale green leaves, slightly taller foliage than 'Cream' or 'Coral'. Frost hardy with branching habit. A multi use plant suitable for patio containers and border plantings.
Climate / Position : Sheltered position in full sun or light shade.
Height / Spread : Height 45cm. 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
Trade name = 'Yapor'
Part of the very compact, free-flowering Funfare series of Phygelius recently introduced. .