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Tecomaria capensis (yellow) (100 seeds)


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Tecomaria capensis (yellow) (Bignoniaceae). Cape Honeysuckle (e), Kaapse Kanferfoelie (a), imunyane (z), umsilingi (x). This fairly hardy, fast growing, colorful, rambling shrub has attractive, bright green foliage. The beautiful funnel-shaped orange flowers are borne from early spring, throughout summer and into the winter. They attract sunbirds, other nectar feeding birds, bees and butterflies to the garden. This plant can be trained into a standard, used as a screening plant, clipped into a formal hedge or simply used as a beautiful shrub that needs pruning back in winter to keep it looking its best. Plant in sun or semi-shade. It also has many traditional uses. Size up to 3m.  Sowing. Seed should be sown in spring or during summer, in a well-drained seedling mix, and need only be covered lightly with the sowing mix, clean coarse sand or milled bark to stop it from blowing away. The trays should be kept moist in a warm but shaded position. Germination should occur in 3-4 weeks and the seedlings potted up after the first pair of true leaves have developed. Locality : Ex Hort. Harvest: June 2023