- Evergreen stemless shrub which grows in clumps, 3-6 ft (~1-2 m) high and wide. Leaves are long, leathery, blue-green, narrow, with a fringe of white fibers along the margins. Flowers are red or yellow and are carried on branching stalks up to 5 ft (1.5 m) tall from late spring to mid-summer, sometimes into early fall. The tubular flowers, which open from the bottom up, are attractive to hummingbirds. The fruit is a woody capsule, green then brown, 2.5–3 cm.
Full sun to light shade, well-drained soil, heat and drought tolerant, an excellent container plant. It is popular in xeriscape landscapes in California and southwestern states.
Hardy to USDA Zone 5 Native to the Chihuahuan desert which encompasses much of West Texas, parts of the middle and lower Rio Grande Valley and the lower Pecos Valley in New Mexico, and a portion of southeastern Arizona, as well as the central and northern portions of the Mexican Platea.
Hesperaloe: from the Greek, hesperus, of the west, western (i.e., North America), and aloe, having a resemblance to plants in the genus Aloe. parviflora: small flowered
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