Lydia Tecoma – Tecoma x ‘Lydia’

Tecoma has long been a hot garden favorite for its blooming habits, high heat tolerance, fast growth rate, and versatility in the landscape. With its wide leaves and bright yellow flowers, this newer Tecoma hybrid is similar in appearance to the popular ‘Gold Star’ cultivar, but a comparison of their hummingbird friendly blooms reveals that…

Little Leaf Cordia – Cordia parvifolia

Aside from some notable cacti, white-flowering desert plants are hard to come by, but this desert native proves it can be done elegantly with exceptional tolerance of drought, full sun, and sweltering heat. From a distance, the clusters of white flowers on Little Leaf Cordia resemble airy puffs of cotton or snow. These blooms persist…