Botanical Name: Hesperaloe funifera Add
Common Name: Giant Hesperaloe  
Plant photo of: Hesperaloe funifera
  • Anatomy

  • Culture

  • Design

Plant Type

Shrub, Grass, Succulent


Height Range



Flower Color

Green, White


Flower Season

Spring, Summer


Leaf Color

Green, Yellow Green


Bark Color



Fruit Color



Fruit Season



Full, Half



Very Low, Low, Extra in Summer


Growth Rate



Soil Type

Sandy, Clay, Loam, Rocky, Unparticular


Soil Condition

Average, Poor, Well-drained


Soil pH

Neutral, Basic


Adverse Factors


Design Styles

Ranch, Spanish, Wild Garden


Accenting Features

Silhouette, Specimen, Unusual Foliage, Unusual Shape


Seasonal Interest

Spring, Summer


Location Uses

Parking Strip, Parking Lot, Raised Planter, With Rocks


Special Uses

Mass Planting, Fire Resistant, Naturalizing


Attracts Wildlife


Information by: George Hull MSN
Photographer: Mountain States Nursery
  • Description

  • Notes

Bold, upright accent forming rosettes up to 6' tall & wide. Next to no pruning. Tolerates full sun, reflected heat, & cold to 5F. Huge multi-branched flower stalks like antenna up to 15' covered with greenish-white 1" flowers. Slow. Stiff, broad, lime green erect leaves with coarse white fibers. Flowers are erect, bell shaped, creamy white with pink green blush. Flowers are full of nectar and hummer favs. Flowers April-October. Needs Good Drainage. Tx & No. Mx. Largest of Hesp.
hardy to 0f