Phygelius (E. Mey.ex Benth.), Cape fuchsia, is a genus of the Scrophulariaceae family. The genus is native to southern Africa. The plants are adapted to surviving severe summer conditions. Phygelius is not related to the Fuchsia genus, in spite of the common name. About fifteen cultivars are available for gardeners. Some are hybrids between the two known species. Development of the cultivars has taken place primarily in England in order to create varieties better fitted for the colder climate.

There are currently two species in this genus.

  • Phygelius capensis, Cold hardy cape fuchsia.
  • Phygelius aequalis, "Yellow trumpet" (var).

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