Tecoma stans or Gold Star Esperanza is a showstopping perennial that is known for both its long lasting, vibrant flowers and butterfly attractant qualities. These plants are adorned with clusters of trumpet shaped bright yellow flowers from April to November in warm climates and add interest when not blooming with interesting serrated leaves. Nectar rich yellow blooms serve as an attractant to butterflies, hummingbirds, and bees. Plant Yellow Bells in butterfly gardens to provide nectar well into Late Fall when many other plants are no longer blooming. During the hottest parts of the year Gold Star Esperanza remains rigid. These heat tolerant qualities and early bloom time have led this selected cultivar to win the Texas Superstar Award.
Gold Star Esperanza grows to a large bush when allowed to grow freely, topping out at 8 feet in nature. These plants can be grown successfully as potted ornamentals, though they will need a large pot to thrive.
Condition: One (1) Well rooted, starter size plant growing and shipped in a 4 inch diameter plastic pot. Plant will be a minimum of about 6 to 8 inches tall and unlikely to have bloom or bud at the time of shipping.
*Limited Conditional Warranty: Warranty is limited to guaranteeing plants will arrive safely and in good and healthy condition, and is conditioned on Seller receiving prompt notice (within 24 hours of delivery) of any problem with the condition accompanied by photo validation. No other additional, extended or long term Warranty is expressed or implied.
- Brand: Emerald Goddess Gardens
- Common Name: Gold Star Esperanza, Yellow Bells, Yellow Elder
- Bloom Form: Bell / Trumpet
- Mature Size: 8 ft.
- Fragrance: None
- Suggested Uses: Mixed Perennials, Butterfly Hummingbird Garden, Deer Resistant
- House Plant Adapative: Not recommended
- Country of Origin: USA
- Limited Conditional Warranty: Healthy Arrival
- Extended Long Term Warranty: None
- Manufacturer:Emerald Goddess Gardens
- Climate: Tropical
- Color: Yellow
- Special Features: Bright Yellow Flowers, Butterfly Attractant, Drought Tolerant
- Species: Tecoma stans
- Sunlight: Full Sun
- USDA Hardiness Zone: 9, 10, 11
- Watering: Moderate