Phygelius x rectus Somerford 'Funfair Wine'

Phygelius x rectus Somerford 'Funfair Wine'

Description : A semi-evergreen sub-shrub which is generally hardy in the UK but preferring a sheltered site. The tallest of the Funfair series with handsome archingspikes of light burgundy trumpets emerging infrom late May often continuing into autumn. Glossy green foliage. Compact and frost hardy with branching habit. A multi use plant for patio containers and border plantings.

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

Height / Spread : Height 50cm. 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 = 'Yapwin'

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

This is the tallest of the Funfare serious. Height to 0.8m. Colourful bells dangle loosely around a central stem.