The flower colour range of Tecomaria capensis includes this attractive red one. They grow in terminal sprays usually from midwinter and almost any time through summer after rain. There are several shades of orange and yellow flowers in the species flower colour range as well.
The corolla is a characteristically curved long narrow tube, widening slightly near the mouth. This tube is about 5 cm long. There are two lobes beyond the flower mouth, the upper one hooded and the lower one two-lipped. The cup-shaped yellowish green calyx has pointed sepal tips (Coates Palgrave, 2002; Letty, 1962).