Hi, I'm new to ATP. I've been gardening for several years, though. I try to grow something different each year from seed, and sometimes I'm successful and sometimes I'm not.
Seeds sown of Tecoma capensis have emerged from winter sowing, but now I'm a little concerned. Usually I do some research before undertaking an adventure with an unknown plant, but I didn't with TC, thinking it would be similar to its little cousin, Tecoma stans, which sports yellow flowers versus the red-orange of T. capensis, and a few other variations, mostly having to do with growth habit.
It seems though that TC doesn't bloom the first year from seed, unlike T. stans.
I am just wondering if anyone else has any experience growing T. capensis from seed, and what your experience was. I don't have any way to overwinter this plant indoors, so I may just have to toss it, and chalk it up to lesson learned (do your research first, Susan!).