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Products > Hesperaloe Pink Parade ['Perfu'] PP21,728
 
Hesperaloe Pink Parade ['Perfu'] PP21,728 - Pink Parade Red Yucca
   

 
Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Succulent
Family: Agavaceae (Agaves)
Origin: North America
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Pink
Bloomtime: Spring/Summer
Parentage: (Hesperaloe funifera x Hesperaloe parviflora)
Height: 3-4 feet
Width: 3-4 feet
Exposure: Full Sun
Summer Dry: Yes
Deer Tolerant: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: < 0 F
Hesperaloe Pink Parade ['Perfu'] PP21,728 - A stemless succulent with clumps of upright grass-like foliage to 3 to 4 feet tall by as wide with long leathery narrow bright green leaves nearly an inch wide that taper to a soft point at the tips. The leaves have decorative white fraying fibers along the margins and winter temperatures often turns the foliage reddish. In late spring to mid-summer clusters of slightly fragrant pink flowers are borne on short branches along erect 8 foot tall spikes that remain straight and upright. These campanulata shaped flowers held on erect peduncles are a mid-pink color on the outside and very pale pink on the exposed interior and flared petal tips, making for a beautiful combination. Plant in full sun in a well-drained soil. It is drought tolerant and does best in a hot spot in the garden but appreciates occasional irrigation in summer to encourage flowering but do not over water. Hardy to -10 F (USDA zone 6) and tolerant of hot reflected heat. This plant should prove to be a great plant for a sunny spot in the garden as a specimen or in a mass planting where the many erect spikes of pink flowers can be very dramatic and the flowers attractive to hummingbirds. This hybrid between Hesperaloe funifera, commonly called Giant Hesperaloe, Fragrant Yucca, Night-blooming Yucca or New Mexico False Yucca and Hesperaloe parviflora, commonly called Red Yucca, is as tough and reliable as the parents, both which are natives of the Chihuahuan desert of west Texas south into northeastern Mexico. This plant was bred by Ron Gass at his Mountain States Wholesale Nursery growing grounds in Tucson, Arizona. The cross was made in 1997 and this plant selected after evaluation n 2002 in a breeding program whose objective was the development of new Hesperaloe plants with unique flower form and color. The name Hesperaloe means western aloe with the combination the Greek word 'Hesperis' meaning "of the evening" or "western" with "aloe" in reference to this plant being found in the North America (in the west) and superficially looking like plants in the genus Aloe. Under the name Hesperaloe 'Perfu' it received US Plant Patent 21,728 in February 2011. Our plants were purchased from Mountain States Wholesale Nursery and images on this page are courtesy of them.  This description is based on research and observations of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in our nursery garden and in other gardens that we visit. We also incorporate comments received and appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have any additional information about this plant, particularly if they disagree with what we have written or if they have additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing Hesperaloe Pink Parade ['Perfu'].
 
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