Plant ID forum: Cape Fuchsia (Phygelius 'Passionate')

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Name: Sherry
Northern California
Sunset Zone 17
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wcgypsy
Mar 31, 2015 11:00 PM CST
This is a phygelius...unlabeled..
The closest to an ID I've been able to find online, going by the color of that foliage, is phygelius "Passionate"......It has orange / red flowers...any thoughts?
TIA....



I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
Name: Jean
Prairieville, LA (Zone 9a)
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Moonhowl
Apr 3, 2015 7:05 PM CST
It certainly looks like Phygelius capensis 'Passionata' in the first link, but it also looks like Phygelius x rectus 'Passionate' second link. Both say they have red-orange flowers.

http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=de&u=http://w...

https://mikesgardentop5plants.wordpress.com/2012/07/01/phyge...
Name: Sherry
Northern California
Sunset Zone 17
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Pacific Northwest Seed Starter Region: California Plant Identifier
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wcgypsy
Apr 3, 2015 7:11 PM CST
Thank you...I was not aware of "Passionata"....I'll check on that...
I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
Name: Jean
Prairieville, LA (Zone 9a)
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Moonhowl
Apr 3, 2015 7:21 PM CST
Makes me wonder if they might not be the same plant?? Just language differences. Shrug!
Name: Sherry
Northern California
Sunset Zone 17
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wcgypsy
Apr 3, 2015 7:43 PM CST
As so often happens...and with so many named cultivars, I have to wonder just how much difference in color there really is among them....

Just came back to check on the "Passionata"....I just got sidetracked on a possible order from a nursery....lol..you know how that goes...choices between what you want...and what you can get.....lol..
I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
Name: Sherry
Northern California
Sunset Zone 17
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wcgypsy
Apr 3, 2015 8:01 PM CST
Well, I see it referenced as "Passionata" at this site also, being a Euopean site and I think the difference may be, as you say, only in language. I think it is "Passionate".

Thanks for the help....
I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
Name: Jean
Prairieville, LA (Zone 9a)
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Moonhowl
Apr 3, 2015 8:31 PM CST
Kinda what I thought too. You are too welcome. I would love to be able to grow them here, but we are just to humid and get hot too quickly. I do understand...I am easily distracted by catalog pretties. Whistling
Name: Sherry
Northern California
Sunset Zone 17
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wcgypsy
Apr 3, 2015 8:50 PM CST
I've never grown them before...I'm in an entirely different area than I've been used to for the last 30-some years and I'm finding lots of new stuff to love....I do not know how I could have missed these before...lol....and there are a LOT of them....lol..
I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
Name: Jean
Prairieville, LA (Zone 9a)
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Moonhowl
Apr 3, 2015 8:53 PM CST
How neat. Kinda like finding a whole new aisle in the candy store. Hurray! Hilarious!
Name: Sherry
Northern California
Sunset Zone 17
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wcgypsy
Apr 3, 2015 9:06 PM CST
Yeah..just when you think life is getting kinda boring and there's nothing new to look forward to....Lookee Here!
I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
Name: Carol
Santa Ana,Ca. (Zone 10b)
Sunset zone 22
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ctcarol
Apr 3, 2015 9:13 PM CST
Ah, Sherry, you probably could have grown them in Fallbrook. I bought two (not the same as your's) late last summer, and they are doing fine in hanging baskets on my porch. The fuschia one is blooming and the red/orange one is in bud. The hummers love them.
Name: Sherry
Northern California
Sunset Zone 17
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Pacific Northwest Seed Starter Region: California Plant Identifier
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wcgypsy
Apr 3, 2015 10:03 PM CST
You know, Carol, I was just in a totally different mind set there and then..totally salvias and other xerics......I'm sure that "Cape Fuchsia" was something I'd heard of, but don't recall ever thinking of them or seeing them. The first thing I thought of when I saw the "Maybe" "Passionata" was the hummers. I always had tons of stuff growing for them in SoCal and there's nothing much around here for them, so I've been busy planting and acquiring hummer plants. I've never grown lobelia tupa before either, never heard of it, but have a lot ready to set out for them now. A lot of the same plants I've always grown will grow here though people are not used to it and you seldom find them in nurseries...then there are the ones featured here that I've not paid attention to before. I keep saying that I don't really care for Rhodies or Azaleas, then I saw an Azalea today that blew my socks off....well, mainly because it's white and extremely fragrant....Azalea Fragrant Star...wow! I have other plants I need to buy first for the front border, but at some point I will have to have that azalea....and a few more phygelius...lol..
I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Apr 4, 2015 12:18 PM CST
@wcgypsy It does look like Phygelius 'Passionate':

http://loghouseplants.com/plants/shop/phygelius-recta-passio...
http://www.ppandl.net/index.cfm/id/47/plant_id/786

No photos yet in our database so I hope you will consider adding a few: Cape Fuchsia (Phygelius 'Passionate')
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Name: Sherry
Northern California
Sunset Zone 17
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Pacific Northwest Seed Starter Region: California Plant Identifier
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wcgypsy
Apr 4, 2015 12:35 PM CST
Thanks, Lin...I've not wanted to add it to the database before getting an accurate ID, but from what I've found and what the general consensus is, I think it's "Passionate"
I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."

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