Texas Gardening forum: Red Tecoma

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Name: Duane Robinson
Kerrville, Texas (Zone 8a)
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Poohdaddy
Oct 27, 2013 7:47 PM CST
Has anyone seen or heard of a "Red" Esperanza? I can't find any exact information on the web. We were selling them a couple of weeks ago at our MG Plant Sale. A couple of the plants were flowering and the flower indeed was red and the flower and plant looks like a Yellow Bell/Esperanza. The tag from the grower only has Red Tecoma. Unfortunately, my plant does not have flowers on it or I would post a pic.
Name: Jay
Nederland, Texas (Zone 9a)
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Horntoad
Oct 27, 2013 9:41 PM CST
Could it possibly have been Tecoma fulva?

http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/showimage/323689/
wildflowersoftexas.com
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Name: Danita
GA (Zone 7b)
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Danita
Oct 27, 2013 10:51 PM CST
Could it be Tecoma x 'Bells of Fire'? It apparently turns more red in cooler weather.

There are some pretty photos on this site:
http://northtexasgardening.blogspot.com/2011/07/orange.html
Name: Duane Robinson
Kerrville, Texas (Zone 8a)
Region: Texas Master Gardener: Texas
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Poohdaddy
Oct 28, 2013 8:28 AM CST
Horntoad, could be a Tecoma fulva but the flowers, plant and seed pods looked exactly like my Yellow Bells except they were red. Danita, the flowers had no orange tint to them they were a deeper red than the pic in the link.

I'll find out which grower we got them from on Thursday at MG's and call them for an explanation.

I have looked at both the Cape Honeysuckle and the Tecoma fulva and it just doesn't seem to resemble the pics of either one of those.
Name: Danita
GA (Zone 7b)
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Danita
Oct 28, 2013 10:36 PM CST
Sounds pretty! I look forward to hearing the name. Smiling
Name: Joy Hall
Hempstead, TX (Zone 8b)
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rouxcrew
Oct 30, 2013 5:27 PM CST
I have a red Esperanza, Bells of Fire I believe. It is a lovely graceful plant with bright red flowers that my hummers loved. I haven't seen too many bees on it, they are enamored with my yellow one. This is its first year in the ground and it was recommended by Texas A&M which is why I went hunting for it.


If I remember right, it should get five to six feet tall, will bloom aggressively since it doesn't set any seed till very late in the year.


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Name: Duane Robinson
Kerrville, Texas (Zone 8a)
Region: Texas Master Gardener: Texas
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Poohdaddy
Nov 1, 2013 8:28 PM CST
Thanks Joy,
Mine is still in its pot from when I bought it. I am in process of changing the landscaping in my front yard. I put it and several other plants in my front flower bed to get some of the rain we had on Wed/Thurs and I noticed this afternoon something has stripped all the leaves from it. Almost looks like a deer got hold of it, but none of the other plants were touched and it was also sitting next to a Yellow Bell that is in the ground. I do hope it survives!! It does have numerous seed pods on it so we will see. Thanks again!
Name: Joy Hall
Hempstead, TX (Zone 8b)
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rouxcrew
Nov 2, 2013 9:16 PM CST
I looked at mine before I left for the Celtic Festival and I was wrong about the variety.' Mine is a Crmson Flare. When I first planted mine it lost every single leaf but regained them a few weeks later. Good luck`.
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Name: Duane Robinson
Kerrville, Texas (Zone 8a)
Region: Texas Master Gardener: Texas
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Poohdaddy
Nov 4, 2013 8:29 PM CST
Joy,
I was able to get a copy of the invoice of the plants we ordered for our MG plant sale. Indeed the Red Tecoma that I purchased was a Crimson Flare variety. Excited to see it come back and grow and bloom the red bells.

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