Commonly know as Red Yucca, although it is not a true Yucca. This is an extremely tough plant from South Texas and Mexico, drought and heat tolerant, it can also withstand most frosts. The long thin leaves are spineless, Yucca or Aloe-like, with attractive white fibrous threads along their edges. Once established Hesperaloes are drought tolerant if planted in a free draining and fairly deep soil. We have experienced quite a few deaths in winter, probably due to too much water which leads to root rot, so maybe planting on a slight raised or sloping area will help in the wettest of winters. Once they are established they don't require any supplementary feeding or watering.
The long-lasting spectacular red flowers are borne on tall branched flower stalks 1 - 2 metres tall. Although it can be used as garden specimen, it can also take the place of ornamental grasses and/or even be mixed with them. The plants eventually spread by underground suckers, however they are quite controllable and their clump forming habit is one of their main attractions.
We are a plant nursery in the Algarve specialising in dry mediterranean species. We propagate and grow our own stock in conditions they are likely to endure when they are planted out.
We grow plants that are adapted to the dry land conditions in Portugal and southern Spain, both mediterranean perennials and succulents.
We choose plants that require very little water and maintenance. We produce a range of dry land plants that are typical of the worlds mediterranean regions. These are available to order ready for planting in the wetter months of the year. Please order the plants you need and we’ll have them ready at the best time for planting.
To ensure your new plants adapt and establish quickly, we produce them in special anti-spiral root pruning containers and a range of fibre pots (no plastic waste) with our own tried and tested growing media.
Please note we have no retail outlet or garden centre and are not open to the public. For more information you can contact us here.
Plantas adaptadas à seca - produzimos plantas adaptadas às condições de Portugal e Sul de Espanha, tanto espécies mediterrânicas como suculentas.
Oferecemos uma gama de espécies típicas das zonas climáticas mediterrânicas em todo o mundo.