Hesperaloë parviflora: not a bulb but...

Jim McKenney jimmckenney@jimmckenney.com
Thu, 26 May 2011 04:54:17 PDT
Hesperaloë parviflora is sending up a stout scape now - it's thicker than a grocery store asparagus and already four feet high. This is the first time this has bloomed here, so I'm excited. When I first learned of this plant decades ago, I thought it would not be hardy here. Wrong! It's an easy, reliable garden plant and when it blooms it's very exotic. I'm not the first to grow it locally - there are old plants in other local gardens.

I've seen pictures of a yellow-flowered variant - are there others?

I noticed that there is not a photo of this on the wiki yet - I'll try to get some soon.

Jim McKenney

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