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Tecoma garrocha, 20 seeds
Here is yet another awesome plant in the Bignoniaceae family that is rarely offered in seed form. Tecoma garrocha is native to Argentina, it is similar to its South African counterpart Cape Honeysuckle (Tecoma capensis) in being heat-tolerant, pest-resistant and drought-tolerant once established. In warmer zones, it is a handsome, woody, somewhat "columnal" shrub with tightly spaced upright branches covered with lush, serrated, lance-shaped pinnately compound leaves year-round. The foliage drops in cooler zones but will resprout once winter is over. Very floriferous, blooming period is long from summer till mid fall, providing an endless supply of nectar to the many hummingbirds that come to feed. The huge clusters of orange, trumpet-shaped flowers puts on an exuberant show, wonderfully spectacular. Hardy from zone 9 upwards. 10 feet tall and wide (can be kept smaller by heavy pruning). Full sun. Well-drained soil. Drought-tolerant. Fresh, hard-to-find seeds, harvested 06/2016.