Genus: Hesperaloe

Hesperaloe

Photo/Illustration: 
Jennifer Benner
(Hesperaloe)
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Agavaceae
Hesperaloe contains a few species in the agave family from Texas and northern Mexico. Evergreen clumps of grassy leaves and spikes of bell-shaped flowers make these plants nice additions to a xeric bed. They often attract hummingbirds. Hesperaloe are low-maintenance, long-blooming plants.
Noteworthy characteristics:  Grassy clumps of foliage in rosette form. Bell-shaped flowers. Resembles yuccas.
Care:  Grow in full sun or part shade in well-drained rocky or sandy soil.
Propagation: 

Start from seed or divide clumps in winter.

Species, varieties and clutivars for genus Hesperaloe

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Red yucca
Hesperaloe parviflora