//Hesperaloe parviflora – (Humming Bird Yucca)

Hesperaloe parviflora – (Humming Bird Yucca)

Drought tolerant, heat resistant, severe frost resilient, low maintenance and the architectural shape makes this plant a wonderful addition to the tropical, exotic, desert or rock garden. Hesperaloes are also well suited for the container or planter culture for the Patio or the Balcony

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Description

Herperaloe parviflora, also known as the Humming Bird Yucca, is a genus of a perennial succulent, closely related to Yucca, although the flowers are more similar of those to Aloe. It is a native to the Chihuahua Desert, north-eastern Mexico and parts of southern Texas.

Hesperaloe parviflora has narrow, tough, elongating, linear greyish-green leaves with white thread like fibres running along their edges. From late spring to mid-summer red or yellow tubular flowers are borne on tall 3-5 ft inflorescences. Hesperaloe is evergreen, stemless and clump-forming and will, with time, form colonies to 1m plus across. Visually they are outstanding specimen plants when planted in groups or as a single speciman.