Mail (will not be published or shared) (required)
Notify me of followup comments via e-mail
Your comments will be visible after moderator approval.
On December 17, 2010 at 10:40 AM
There are many forms Tecoma Stans, aka Yellow Bells or Esperanza are North Central Texas common names. Beautiful bush. The flowers attract not only bees but humming birds & butterflies.
The native one is Tecoma Stans var. angustata & is sometimes called Narrow Leaf Esperanza. Its leaves are a lot more narrow & the leaf’s edges have a more defined serration.
Most Esperanza are from the tropical & don’t handle freezes.
The drought tolerant native Tecoma Stans var. angustata is only rated to zone 8B. Even then, during a cold winter it will freeze down to the ground. But the native one sprouts back from the ground if it didn’t get too cold.
While the tropical one has more blooms. The native one has so many blooms that I can tell them apart by the leaves. They bloom as soon as it gets hot & keep blooming all the way to fall.
While I don’t have one today. I will eventually be selling them. After I get some stock plants to take cuttings &/or seeds from.
I live in zone 7A, two miles out side its zone 8b. So sometimes some of mine are going to die from quick hard freezes below 10 degrees Fahrenheit. But the plant is so great I can except a few losses.
Thanks Miriam. Being a hard core native plant freak. So far Tecoma Stans is my favorite plant you’re show cased so far.
On December 17, 2010 at 9:15 AM
MY APOLOGIES, THE CORRECT SPELLING IS TECOMA STANS. I’VE CORRECTED IT AS BEST I CAN, UNFORTUNATELY THERE IS ONE PLACE I CAN’T CHANGE WITHOUT IT DESTROYING THE LINK.
On December 16, 2010 at 10:03 PM
Just wanting to let you know
how I enjoy looking at your sister’s beautiful flowers.
On December 16, 2010 at 11:51 AM
I would like to have one of those bushes. I wonder if it would grow here in the north.
On December 16, 2010 at 10:17 AM
It makes my heart sing & my eyes happy.
How special nature is….
On December 16, 2010 at 9:12 AM
Really look forward to seeing Dale’s Garden every morning
by Billy Roues
On December 16, 2010 at 7:17 AM
Your website and the garden is such a beautiful thing. Merry Christmas, Happy Holiday to all. I dedicate these flowers to Dale’s memory.
On December 16, 2010 at 5:38 AM
nice sunshiney YELLOW against awesome Cali BLUE sky
On December 16, 2010 at 4:19 AM
these are pretty!…love the blue sky backing…;o)…