Sunday, October 7, 2007
October in Arizona brings bright blue skies and more vivid colors to plants that just a couple of weeks ago were sun bleached and exhausted. As cooler temperatures arrived, Tecoma stans 'Orange Jubilee' began producing larger, more profuse flowers with a far more vibrant orange coloring than before.
This T. stans hybrid grows and flowers year-round as long as we don’t have freezing temperatures. When that happens, I just cut them back and they start growing again in spring. They can grow to nine feet high in one year, as this plant did after freezing to the ground this past winter.