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Phygelius x rectus 'Midas Touch'



24th September 2011


Plant breeders are working away at Phygelius to turn a good plant into a useful plant. One of the problems has been working out what it is that needs improving. Eventually somebody will stumble across the perfect combination of flower power and compact growth and suddenly it will be obvious. In the meantime people are raising seedlings by the thousand and it was inevitable that a yellow leaved one would appear. So far it has been compact, vigorous, didn't burn in the sum (all good points) and didn't flower (less desirable).

7th July 2013


No flowers last year either, so this year I have one in the greenhouse where some extra heat has done the trick.

18th July 2014