Hesperaloe parvifloraItem #4040 USDA Hardiness Zone: 5 - 11
Tall spikes hold deep rose-pink flowers atop clumps of slender, green, drought tolerant foliage. Blooms nearly year-round in warm winter regions. An effective choice to add dramatic interest in a rock garden, as a landscape accent or in containers. Partners beautifully with other desert-like plants. Evergreen.
- OverviewLight Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.Average Landscape Size:Foliage reaches 3 to 4 ft. tall and wide; flowers reach 4 to 6 ft. tall.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:hess-per-AL-oh par-vif-FLOH-raPlant type:Cactus/SucculentDeciduous/evergreen:EvergreenSunset climate zones:10 - 16, 18 - 21, 27 - 31, 33, 35Growth rate:ModerateAverage landscape size:Foliage reaches 3 to 4 ft. tall and wide; flowers reach 4 to 6 ft. tall.Special features:Bird Friendly, Deer Resistant, Easy Care, North American Native Selection, Waterwise, Year-round InterestFoliage color:GreenBlooms:Early summer; nearly year-round in warm winter regions.Flower color:PinkGarden styleContemporaryDesign IdeasThis Southwest native is at home in a desert, xeriscape or rock garden. It will add color and textural interest to cottage beds and borders if placed with other low water use perennials. Plant along dry streambeds, landscape boulders or in large Santa Fe-style clay pots. Its tropical look will provide a welcome injection of the tropics into colder winter gardens. Plant in mass in the farther reaches of your garden along with other grasses for a colorful, native grassland design.Companion PlantsYellow Bird of Paradise (Caesalpinia); Hens and Chicks (Sempervivum); Sedum (Sedum); Crassula (Crassula); Westringia (Westringia)
- CareCare InformationGrows easily in average to lean, well-drained soil. Water deeply, regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Once established, reduce frequency; tolerates moderate dry spells, but prefers periodic water. Apply fertilizer in early spring. Remove spent bloom stalks for a neat appearance.Light Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.