This time on the Hesperaloe parviflora. Looks like a yucca, but apparently it isn’t quite. Great plant, though. We’ve been waiting five years for it to finally bloom…and it did this time in a really amazing way. The wingspan (for want of a better word) on the long blossomy stalks is probably more than ten feet across. The hummingbirds love it (when the hutercats are elsewhere) as do the bees and other pollinators. And the neatest thing is that the blossoms persist. It’s been in bloom maybe six weeks…and it doesn’t show any sign of stopping – nor any degradation in the blossoms. I love plants like that…those that just go and go and go.
Oh, here are some of the other names of this almost-but-not yucca (per wildflower.org): Red Yucca, Coral Yucca, Red-flowered False Yucca, Redflower False Yucca, Yellow Yucca, Hummingbird Yucca, Samandoque
The pics on that site really don’t do the full plant any justice. Maybe I’ll see if I can get a good shot of it. Here’s the hummer:
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I ordered this one today on both metal and acrylic to put in my booth at the art festivals. Can’t wait to see it on those media. Printed out a copy this morning on regular photo paper and it’s just stunning. Might belong on your wall…