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Hesperaloe funifera

Giant False Yucca

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Item #: 1740

Zones: 7a to 10b, at least

Dormancy: Evergreen

Height: 72" tall

Culture: Sun

Origin: Mexico, United States

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L)

Hesperaloe funifera is a hard-to-find but easy-to-grow North American native false yucca species that hails from northern Mexico and just across the border into southern Texas. The thick, green, non-spiny, sword-like leaves, which are badly in need of a shave, can reach 6' tall and form an architectural 6' tall x 6' wide clump. In late spring and continuing through the summer, the durable, drought-tolerant clumps are topped with 8-12' tall open flower spikes holding very interesting creamy white flowers. Hesperaloe funifera is a slow-growing plant that will never make you go "wow," but a nice mass of these will tell all the world that they are in the garden of a serious plant nerd.