Hesperaloe parvifloraItem #4040 USDA Hardiness Zone: 5 - 11
Tall spikes hold deep rose-pink flowers almost year-round atop green drought tolerant foliage; effective plant for rock garden, landscape accent, or in containers. An evergreen perennial, best used with other desert-like plants.
- OverviewLight Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Once established, needs only occasional watering.Average Landscape Size:Moderate grower to 3 to 4 ft. tall and wide; flower stalks to 4 to 6 ft.
- 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:Moderate grower to 3 to 4 ft. tall and wide; flower stalks to 4 to 6 ft.Special features:Bird Friendly, Deer Resistant, Easy Care, North American Native Selection, Waterwise, Year-round InterestFoliage color:GreenBlooms:Early summer with continuous rebloom.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. Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Apply a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. Remove spent bloom stalks for a neat appearance.Light Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Once established, needs only occasional watering.