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Phygelius ‘Lemon Spritzer’

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The first variegated Phygelius on the market! Lemon yellow leaves are dotted an splashed with bits of lime and pine green. Sometimes they are accented with a dollop of cream. This plant is so pretty, it doesn't need to flower, but when it does, it really all comes together! Coral orange trumpets call out to hummingbirds and bees. The excellent vigor of this plant will make it a super container, garden and border plant.

USDA Hardiness Zone(s): 7-10
Size (HT/W/FL HT): 36″ / 36″ / 40″
Exposure: Full Sun, Part Shade
Bloom Time(s): May, June, July, August, September, October

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SKU: PHYLEMSPR Categories: ,
Common Name Lemon Spritzer Cape Fuchia
Family Scrophulariaceae
Genus Phygelius
species x rectus
Plant Type Perennial
Persistence Deciduous
US Patent # PP24294
EU Grant # --
Hardiness Zone 7, 8, 9, 10
Growth Habit Shrubby
Size (HT/W/FL HT) 36" / 36" / 40"
Finish Time Fast (4-6 Weeks)
Bloom Time May, June, July, August, September, October
Growth Rate Fast
Most Active Growing Season Spring
Flowering Season Summer, Fall
Flower Color Red
Leaf Color Lime, Yellow
Soil Prefers humus rich, moist well drained oil.
pH 6.1 - 7.8
Exposure Full Sun, Part Shade
Special Uses Cut Flower, Deep South, Deer Resistant, Hummingbird Attractor, Low Water Usage, Pollinator Attractor, Winter Color
Nutritional Needs 150 - 200 ppm
Dormancy Winter
Water (Greenhouse) Dry moderately between waterings.
Water (Garden) Average needs, drought tolerant when established.
How Different? Compared to 'Sunshine', it has green speckles, so it is a gold foliage form with green specks.
Landscape Value Wide ranges of uses, from a container to a tropical look to a parking strip. Good foliage as well as flower color.
Finish Time to 4" 4 weeks
Comments Easy to grow. One of 6 top performers at the S. Mississippi State Trials in 2013.
Grower Notes From "Phygelius Possibilities "by Matt Moyer and Rick Schoellhorn U. of Florida 2004: "If growth regulation is needed, we have found that a drench of paclobutrazol is effective for height control. If the plant flowers out in an early flush and begins to look rough, simply shear it back, and it returns to flower in 3-5 weeks, depending on environmental conditions."
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