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AnnieFree wrote: We live in Midlothian, TX. We have 2 esperanzas about 5 years old of the orange-gold variety (not the dark orange). These have been some of our most enjoyable bushes...lush and loaded with trumpet shaped flower clusters in mid summer well into the fall. They are very full and approximate 8-9 feet tall. The foliage is gorgeous rich green. We pretty much don't do anything to them but prune to just above the ground before winter and, although they are the last to pop up in the late spring or early summer, they never fail us. When a lot of flowers are dying off for the year, not the esperanzas! We planted them next to each other and probably could have been happy with one but we enjoy the two. I would suggest planting in an area to be able to watch the hummingbirds as they love the flowers! This plant gets an A+++++++++ from Midlothian TX. This is last fall's photo.