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Hesperaloe parviflora

 
Hesperaloe parviflora

Common name red yucca
Family agavaceae
Life cycle perennial (Z5-9)
Flowers pink (late summer)
Size 3-4'
Light sun
Cultural notes drought-tolerant
From seed soak warm, then germinate at room temperature
detailed seed-starting info below

Looks like a yucca, but without the sharp bits. Makes a clump of blue-green foliage, with spikes of salmon-pink flowers held above.

In our garden, this plant grows in the following area: back fence border

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed from HPS/MAG '09/'10 exchange. Soaked in warm water for 1 day; separated seeds that floated from those that sank, both to baggy 70F (58% of floaters, 81% of sinkers G, 10-20d)
  2. Seed from '14 trade. Soak in warm water 1d, baggy 70F (100%G, 7-16d)

Float/sink status is not a sufficient determinator for viability. Slow to put up top growth after germination (can leave sprouted seeds in baggy for extended time before leaf development).


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