Gold Star Esperanza produces an endless display of large clusters of large golden yellow, lightly fragrant trumpets from late spring to frost. This Greg Grant selection is the standard by which all other Esperanza's are judged. Hardy, heat and sun loving, and with a nicely branched habit Gold Star Esperanza is great for tropical settings in containers and in the garden. Attracts pollinators including butterflies, hummingbirds, and bees.
Occasional deadheading will help keep the plant clean as well as promoting additional flowering although it is not a requirement as it will continue to produce buds and blooms until the first frost. In frost free regions Gold Star Esperanza can develop into a large shrub or small tree. Here in zone 8B it is a reliably root hardy perennial that begins flowering by mid-spring when most other Esperanza's are still trying to sprout.