lydia tecoma close blooms


Tecoma stans 'TEC60109106' PP24169

Until recently, tecomas grew huge and bloomed only in late spring and fall. Lydia stays more compact and blooms bright yellow flowers from early spring until frost.

Sunset Zones

9, 12–24, Evergreen in frost free climates

USDA Zones

20°F to 30°F USDA zones 9–11

Lydia™ Features

Plant Dimensions

4-6' H x 4-5' W

Landscape Use

Accent, Border, Container, Cut Flowers/Foliage, Hedge, Mass planting, Privacy Planting, Rock Gardens, Slope

Plant Type


Growth Rate



Full sun to part shade

Special Feature

Attracts Pollinators, Blooms Earlier, Compact habit, Cut Flowers, Disease / Pest Resistance, Drought tolerance, Easy Care, Fall Blooming, Heat Tolerance, Longer Blooming, Reblooming, Tolerates Clay Soil, Water-wise


Bright yellow flowers spring until frost

Flowering Season

Spring, Summer, Fall

Lydia™ Plant Care

Water Needs

Low Water Once Established/Water-wise


Feed throughout growing season


If hit by frost, prune hard after new growth shows in the spring


Tolerates a wide range

Planting Instructions

1. Dig in your native soil a hole as deep and wide as the container. We recommend planting in native soil for best acclimation.
2. Fill the hole with water and thoroughly water the new plant; allow both to drain.
3. Gently place the plant on its side and remove the pot. Place your hand on the bottom of the plant and put it in the hole.
4. Return native soil around the root ball, wetting and gently tamping down.
5. To complete, create a shallow trench around the base of the plant to contain the water when watering.
6. Mulch 1–2” deep around the plant, avoiding the area closest to the stem.

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