From South Africa.Woody-based perennials that die to the ground in cold climates, remain shrubby in milder areas. Related to snapdragon (Antirrhinum) and penstemon, but drooping flowers also suggest fuchsia. Plants grow 3–4 ft. high, spreading about as wide by underground stems or rooting prostrate branches. Dark green leaves are 3 1/2–4 1/2 in. long, oval and pointed, with finely toothed margins. Bloom from summer into fall, bearing tubular, curved flowers in loosely branched clusters at stem ends.To keep plants neat, cut out old flower stalks after bloom.Mulch roots in cold-winter regions. Species can be started from seed; named varieties should be grown from cuttings or by ground layering.Phygelius aequalis
Grows 3-4 ft. high and wide. Pyramidal clusters of dusty rose flowers.
Forms a clump to about 2 ft. tall and wide. Glossy bright green, kidneyshaped, scalloped, or shallowly...
From Japan. Possibly the hardiest of the banana clan. To 15 ft. tall, with narrow green leaves about 8...
Grows to at least 3-4 ft. high and wide. More open and sprawling than P. aequalis, with loose...