Tecoma stans var. stans
Esperanza is the Spanish term for hope. How fitting a common name for a plant that has incredible, but unrecognized, potential in the industry.
It bears bright shiny green pecanlike leaves, and green bean pods after the flowers fade.
Spectacular clusters of bright yellow, bell shaped flowers attract hummingbirds & cover these shrubs from April through November.
Generally grows to a bushy 5 ft. tall & wide. Esperanza requires full hot sun and only occasional watering during the summer. It has no major insect or disease problems.
Plant of the Month
Liriope muscari forms an excellent foliage plant throughout the year but in October it is decorated with curious dense spikes of violet-blue flowers. Each tiny flower clings to the stem, appearing to remain tightly in bud, and looking like little clusters or pearls, hence the resemblance to, a grape-hyacinth. The thick tufts of narrow evergreen leaves form an impenetrable mound, ideal for separating other rambling plants and the flowers fade russet brown seed heads so the plant still has a presence in the winter. Although the liriope can be used as ground cover it looks best as an isolated clump at the front of the border where the shining violet flowers can be seen to best advantage.
Ferns are ancient plants that predate flowering plants. They are a group of clump-forming plants that produce fronds, which unfurl from a center point. As the fronds develop, they produce spores, which fall off and become new ferns.
These are carefree long-lived perennials. Despite their delicate appearance, several are among the most durable and trouble-free plants you can grow. Most ferns prefer shade, but some do well in partial shade.
Do you have a shady area you would like to see a mixed fern planting in? Call today!!