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:PinkDesign 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. Plant en masse 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 InformationEasily grown in average to lean, well-drained soil. Water regularly in first growing season to establish root system. Once established, reduce frequency; tolerates moderate dry spells, but prefers periodic water. Feed in early spring. Remove spent bloom stalks for a neat appearance. Protect young, tender plants from rabbits and deer.Light Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.