• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full sun
    Watering 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.
    Key Feature:
    Carefree Summer Blooms
    Blooms:
    Early summer; nearly year-round in warm winter regions.
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:hess-per-AL-oh par-vif-FLOH-ra
    Plant type:Cactus/Succulent
    Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
    Sunset climate zones:10 - 16, 18 - 21, 27 - 31, 33, 35
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Foliage reaches 3 to 4 ft. tall and wide; flowers reach 4 to 6 ft. tall.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Early summer; nearly year-round in warm winter regions.
    Flower color:Pink
    Garden styleContemporary
    Design 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)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Grows 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:
    Light needs: Full Sun
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Low
    Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.