Texas Yellow Bells

Posted by on May 19, 2009 at 5:56 pm.
Esperanza - Texas Yellow Bells

Esperanza - Texas Yellow Bells

Esperanza is a Texas native and has been rated as a ‘Texas Superstar’ meaning that it has been highly recommended by the Texas A&M Agriculture program.

Esperanza lives in the wild on rocky slopes or well drained soil in full sun.  You can find it around San Antonio.  It is really only hardy to zone 8b.  It acts as a perennial in my yard rather than a small deciduous semi-evergreen shrub.  Further north, you would either need to treat it as a tropical and take it indoors for the winter or treat it as an annual.

This is an incredibly heat and drought tolerant plant.

I love the fragrant tubular flowers and, if you look closely, you can see that they make a star shape at the end before they open up.  The bees love the flowers too.  Mine are not quite blooming yet, but it won’t be long.  The plants are already about 4 feet tall.

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