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

Note: This plant is not currently for sale. This is an archive page preserved for informational use.  
Image of Hesperaloe Pink Parade ['Perfu'] PP21,728
Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Succulent
Family: Agavaceae (now Asparagaceae)
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
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 are very attractive to hummingbirds. Hesperaloe Pink Parade is a 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. It 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. For more information on the the genus see our listing of the one parent of Hesperaloe parviflora. Under the name Hesperaloe 'Perfu' this plant received US Plant Patent 21,728 in February 2011. Our plants were purchased from Mountain States Wholesale Nursery and we grew this beautiful hybrid cultivar from 2016 until 2023. The image on this page courtesy of Mountain States Wholesale Nursery. 

This information about Hesperaloe Pink Parade ['Perfu'] PP21,728 displayed is based on research conducted in our horticultural library and from reliable online resources. We also will relate observations made about it as it grows in our nursery gardens and other gardens we have visited, as well how the crops have performed in containers in our nursery field. We will also incorporate comments that we receive from others and we welcome hearing from anyone with additional information, particularly if they can share any cultural information that would aid others in growing it.