Giant Hesperaloe Hesperaloe funifera Flower Giant Hesperaloe, Hesperaloe funifera, Mayo Clinic Hospital, Phoenix, Arizona
Common Name New Mexico False Yucca, Giant Hesperaloe
Latin Name Hesperaloe funifera
Native Habitat Chihuahuan Desert, Texas, northeast New Mexico 0 to 7,600 feet
Soil Dry to moist, decomposed granite, sand, clay loam, limestone, low to some organic content, well drained
Water Once to twice per month depending on soil in hot weather
Height X Width 6 feet X 6 feet
Protective Mechanism Spines
Leaves Light green, evergreen
Garden Suitability Sonoran
Ornamental Value White to yellow blooming stalk to 15 feet March through May, cold marginal
Nature Value Cover for wildlife
Native American Uses Unknown
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