United States Edition


Tacoma stans

Esperanza is a member of the Tacoma family. Its botanical name is Tacoma stans.

Esperanza or Yellow Bells is a perennial shrub that grows in Southern United States, Zone 8 or higher. There are different kinds, but the common one is Tecoma stans in the family known as Bignoniaceae. This one is called Gold Star Yellow Bells or Gold Star Esperanza.1

Blooms normally display as a colour very similar to   Golden yellow. The mature flowers take a single form. Esperanza grows as an annual/perennial and is a flower / ornamental. Being an annual / perennial plant, it tends to grow either as a single season plant, or a plant that can stay in your garden for many years. Normally grows with a shrubby habit. Try planting Esperanza if you'd like to attract butterflies and bees to your garden.

United States is believed to be where Esperanza originates from.

Esperanza tends to need a moderate amount of maintenance, so ensuring that you are aware of the soil, sun, ph and water requirements for this plant is quite important to ensure you have a happy and healthy plant.

This plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Esperanza have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Esperanza

  • Full Sun

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  • Partial Sun

  • Low

Plant in a location that enjoys full sun / partial sun and remember to apply water fairly sparingly. Esperanza is generally regarded as a half hardy plant, so remember to protect this plant from frosts and low temperatures.

See our list of companion Plants for Esperanza to see which plants you should plant in close proximity to encourage growth.

Growing Esperanza from seed

Transplanting Esperanza

Esperanza is half hardy, so ensure you wait until all danger of frost has passed in your area before considering planting outside.

Common Esperanza problems

These problems, diseases and pests are known to affect Esperanza plants:

Other names for Esperanza

Gold Star Yellow Bells, Gold Star Esperanza

Esperanza care instructions

How long does Esperanza take to grow?

These estimates for how long Esperanza takes to sprout, grow and harvest are from real observations from real gardeners, right around the world. Start logging and journaling your observations to participate!


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