Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.
|Botanical Pronunciation||hess-per-AL-oh par-VEE-flor-uh|
|Average Size at Maturity||Foliage reaches 3 to 4 ft. tall and wide; flowers reach 4 to 6 ft. tall.|
|Bloom Time||Early summer; nearly year-round in warm winter regions.|
|Design Ideas||This 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.|
|Flower Attribute||Repeat Flowering, Showy Flowers|
|Garden Style||Contemporary, Mediterranean, Rustic, Xeric|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Coastal Exposure, Wildlife Garden, Urban Garden|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Special Feature||Easy Care, North American Native Selection, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise, Year-round Interest, Bird Friendly|
|Watering Needs||Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.|
|Key Feature||Carefree Summer Blooms|
Easily 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.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 5 - 11