Hesperaloe parviflora

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This is a pretty smaller yucca-like plant, which looks beautiful with other agaves, aloes and yuccas. It is also striking in used alone or in groups. It is spineless and works well in pedestrian settings and can take reflected heat. Its coiling threads attract interest.

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Hesperaloe parviflora

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Hesperaloe parviflora is a pretty smaller yucca-like plant, which looks beautiful with other agaves, aloes and yuccas. It is also striking in used alone or in groups. It is spineless and works well in pedestrian settings and can take reflected heat. H. parviflora can also be grown in containers. It tolerates a wide range of soils including clay (if not kept too wet) and alkali. Being mostly littler-free, it is a great plant to use by swimming pools.

This yucca-like plant grows as a clump of 2-3’ long arching grass-like leaves. Hesperaloe parviflora does not form a stem but instead the clump thickens and eventually divides into more leaf rosettes. Leaves are gray green and have curling white fibers attached on the margins. In cold weather some plants take on purple hues.

Hesperaloe parviflora flowers from April through October with beautiful pink to red tubular six-petaled flowers on 5-foot stalks. The blooming season is long and the highlight of the plant. It’s flowers are much more elegant and colorful than H. funifera. Each rosette flowers just once but after a rosette flowers it spreads by offsets, which will bloom in future years. Flowers are very attractive to nectar-seeking birds.

The leaves contain an especially fine fibre that can be used in paper production. Strong, resilient, and nontoxic, these fibres can be employed in filtration, teabags, and also as a base fibre for recycling short fiber papers.

Horticultural Data

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Names and Synonyms: Yucca parviflora, Hesperaloe yuccaefolia
Common Names: Texas Red Yucca, Hummingbird Yucca, Redflower False Yucca, Red Yucca
Family: Agavaceae
Origin: Hesperaloe parviflora is native to the Chihuahuan Desert in Texas and northeastern Mexico.
Height: 3-4′
Width: 4-5′
Cold Tolerance: 0 to 5°F; -17.7 to -14.9°C
Heat Tolerance: Extreme heat tolerance
Light Requirement: Full sun to part light shade.
Water needs: Very drought tolerant but can also take some irrigation. Needs excellent drainage if when grown in colder winter regions.
Maintenance: Remove spend flower spikes as desired.
Uses: This is a pretty smaller yucca-like plant, which looks beautiful with other agaves, aloes and yuccas. It is also striking used alone or in grouped plantings. It is spineless and works well in pedestrian settings and can take reflected heat. H. parviflora can also be grown in containers. It tolerates a wide range of soils including clay (if not kept too wet) and alkali. Being mostly litter-free, it is a great plant to use by swimming pools.
Propagation: This plant can be grown from seed or plant divisions.
Problems: This plant prefers well drained soils to avoid root rot in wet winters.
Special notes: This yucca-like plant grows as a clump of 2-3’ long arching grass-like leaves. It does not form a stem but instead the clump thickens and eventually divides into more leaf rosettes. Leaves are gray green and have curling white fibers attached on the margins. In cold weather some plants take on purple hues. It flowers from April through October with beautiful pink to red tubular six-petaled flowers on 5-foot stalks. The blooming season is long and the highlight of the plant. It’s flowers are much more elegant and colorful than H. funifera. Each rosette flowers just once but after a rosette flowers it spreads by offsets, which will bloom in future years. Flowers are very attractive to nectar-seeking birds. The leaves contain an especially fine fibre that can be used in paper production. Strong, resilient, and nontoxic, these fibres can be employed in filtration, teabags, and also can be used as a base fibre for recycling short fiber papers.
Research Links:

http://www.smgrowers.com/products/plants/plantdisplay.asp?plant_id=831

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hesperaloe_parviflora

http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/31558/

http://www.desert-tropicals.com/Plants/Agavaceae/Hesperaloe_parviflora.html

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There is a minimum purchase of any 4 plants for online orders. All plants shipped bare root. Other sizes may be available for pick up from our growing grounds in Fallbrook, CA. For more information, give us a call at 760-990-4762.
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