Tecoma Capensis – Cape Honeysuckle
Some flowers bring back vivid memories of my childhood. Tecoma Capensis is one of them. We had a hedge growing opposite our bedroom window and the Tecoma blooms were a pleasure to see. It also provided lots of work for my Dad as it grows rather fast and required regular trimming. The plus side for the kids was sucking the sweet nectar from the base of the blooms – provided an ant didn’t get there first. It’s bright orange flowers have led to it also being called fire flower.
Photo 2: Cape Honeysuckle
Photo 3: Tecoma blooms
Photo 4: Fire Flower
Photo 5: Tecoma in bloom
Photo 6: Flying fire flower
Photo 7: Cape Honeysuckle flowers