Phygelius Candy Drop Scarlet

 

Compact, upright, suckering, semi-evergeen shrub, typically grown as an herbaceous perennial, with ovate, dark green leaves and erect panicles of pale scarlet flowers from late spring into autumn. Will reach a height of 0.5m and a spread of 0.5m after 5-10 years.

 

 

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

 

General Herbaceous & Perennial Planting and care

  • Water the pot thoroughly and allow to drain fully.
  • Dig a hole twice the size of the pot being planted and fork over the base. Adding some planting compost.
  • Remove the pot gently, if well rooted cut off the pot.
  • Ensure that the top of the Root ball is level with the surrounding soil.
  • Replace the remaining soil and heel in, water the area thoroughly.
  • Water regular until established.
  • Apply some general fertiliser every spring.