Sunday, October 19, 2008

Yellow Bells in Fall

Esperanza, a Texas Superstar, has come east. Here cold kills it to the ground, but it comes back with warm weather and gives a tropical look to the garden.

I've planted it with Castor Bean and Pride of Barbados; next year I'll add stachytarpheta to the fiesta mix.

Tecoma stans and Pride of Barbados were seed grown by me.


  1. I have not seen Tecoma stans or Pride of Barbados before. They are beautiful, especially together. If I may ask, where did you get the seeds?

  2. A friend in Texas sent me seeds. My first Tecoma stans was a plant she sent. It blooms after the ones from seed.

    They're both marginally hardy here. Pride of Barbados, 2 of 3 survived last winter, and a couple of the Esperanza didn't come back.


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