Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Can someone please hybridize a white Tecoma Stans?


Lovely border with Yellow Bells, not my own.
Pam's post over at Digging about the pink variety of the standard flame-red Turk's Cap, reminded me that what I would dearly love is a cultivar of Tecoma Stans that is snowy white. I can't find any such thing on the internet and have not seen one in the nurseries. But I can dream and if you are a plant developer, please hear my plea.
Yellow Bells are blooming PROFUSELY in this 100+ degree heat all over town. But I can't get behind that color no matter how I try. I'd even settle for pale yellow or cream.

4 comments:

Pam/Digging said...

I don't suppose you like the orange version? I saw that at Hill Country Water Gardens when I was buying the pink Turk's cap.

Annie in Austin said...

What a great wish, Libby! Bright yellow Esperanzas/Tecoma stans/Yellow Bells look pretty in other people's gardens, but a pale yellow would be oh-so perfect in mine ....first I'd have to figure out how to keep them alive - killed 3 at this house so far.

Annie at the Transplantable Rose

Lori said...

I've been saying the same thing for years! I'd love a cool-colored Bird of Paradise, too. :D

Mean Rachel said...

When I first saw this photo I thought it was your Vale Street garden. It looks quite like it, no?