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