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Hesperaloe parviflora

small-flowered hesperaloe

A yucca-like perennial, forming clumps of arching, linear, leathery leaves to 80cm long, often with thread-like filaments at the margins. In summer, flowerspikes up to 1.5m are produced, bearing numerous tubular to bell-shaped pink flowers, yellow within

Synonyms
Aloe yuccifolia
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Size
Ultimate height
1–1.5 metres
Time to ultimate height
5–10 years
Ultimate spread
0.1–0.5 metres
Growing conditions
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Well–drained
pH
Acid, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Green
Summer Pink Yellow Green
Autumn Green
Winter Green
Position
  • Full sun
Aspect

South–facing or West–facing

Exposure
Sheltered
Drought resistance
Yes
Hardiness
H4
Botanical details
Family
Asparagaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Evergreen
Habit
Tufted
Name status

Correct

Plant range
Texas to Mexico

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How to grow

Cultivation

Outdoors, grow in poor to moderately fertile, sharply-drained, neutral to acid soil in full sun. Protect from excessive winter wet. Under glass, grow in standard cactus compost in full light. In growth water moderately and apply a low-nitrogen fertiliser monthly; water sparingly in winter

Propagation

Propagate by seed or separating offsets in spring

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • Architectural
  • City and courtyard gardens
  • Gravel garden
  • Patio and container plants
  • Sub-tropical
  • Low Maintenance
Pruning

No pruning required

Pests

Generally pest-free

Diseases

Generally disease-free

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