Phygelius rectus/Cape Fuchsia--Has anyone tried this?
I saw some of these plants at our local Home Depot, went straight to their gardening books section, and couldn't find a bit of information on them. They look like they might be good hummer flowers.
From what I've since read on the internet, I think they're somewhat tender perennials that probably wouldn't last through a typical zone 6 winter. However, I did see them listed as hummingbird plants on at least one site, so they might be worth a try. Although they're called Cape Fuchsias, it would seem that they're in the same family as Foxgloves--Scrophulariaceae. They're apparently from South Africa, like most flowers that say Cape "---." The variety I saw has pale yellow flowers, and, if I remember correctly, the variety is called "Moonraker."
Has anyone out there grown these obscure plants? Did the hummingbirds like them?