Red Yucca, Hesperaloe parviflora

Red Yucca, Hesperaloe parviflora

Exposure: Full Sun, Part sun Water: Rain Water Height and Spread: H 3’ x W 4’ Blooming Season: Summer, Fall Effectively grown in dry and sandy soils, the Red Yucca is a standout for its drought and heat tolerance. The beautiful red to pink flowers bloom from May to...
Shindagger, Agave lechuguilla

Shindagger, Agave lechuguilla

Exposure: Sun / Shade Water: Rainwater Height and Spread: 1’ x 5’ (when not in flower) Blooming Season: April – August Flower Color: Maroon Region: All parts of the Greater Albuquerque region except the East Mountains A succulent evergreen with spiny yellow-green...
Soapweed Yucca, Yucca glauca

Soapweed Yucca, Yucca glauca

Full Sun Rainwater Only Mature Size: 3’X 3’ Blooming Season: Early summer Flower Color: White tinged pink There are many species of Yucca  that are native in the Southwest. They vary in height, leaf width and color but they are all reliably heat- and...
Prickly Pear, Opuntia engelmannii engelmann

Prickly Pear, Opuntia engelmannii engelmann

Full Sun Rainwater Only Mature Size: 5’X 8’ Blooming Season: Late spring Flower Color: Yellow or orange In high desert gardens, Engelmann Prickly Pear is one of the largest reliably cold-hardy cacti. Its dinner plate-sized pads stand perpendicular to the sun in...
Texas Red Yucca, Hesperaloe parviflora

Texas Red Yucca, Hesperaloe parviflora

Full Sun, Part Shade Low  Water Mature Size: 36”X 36” Blooming Season: May-June Flower Color: Reddish-Orange Hesperaloe is a very showy plant native to southern Texas and northeastern Mexico. Not only does it thrive in hot, dry summers, it is also remarkably tolerant...