I discovered the original FlowerKisser™ Weeping Pink plant right here in a Santa Fe landscape. Its bright pink flowers and gracefully weeping habit of the numerous flower spikes immediately caught my eye. Seed-grown Hesperaloe have become so widely planted around Santa Fe and nearby Albuquerque that I now have a vast number of plants to study to find natural variations. After observing the original plant for several years and seeing that it flowers non-stop, and is essentially sterile, meaning that it sets very few seed pods, I began to propagate it.
FlowerKisser™ Weeping Pink ‘WWG07’ is my third Hesperaloe introduction. Plants in the FlowerKisser™ series are particularly nectar-rich, selected to attract many pollinators, including honeybees, native bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds. Previously, I released two other ever-blooming cultivars through High Country Gardens: Hesperaloe parviflora ‘Coral Glow’ PP#29,626 and Hesperaloe parviflora ‘Straight Up Red,’ our 2017 Plant Of The Year.
In the garden, find a full sun spot with well-drained soil for planting. The leaves are flexible and non-spiny, which make it nice to plant along sidewalks and driveways, much like an ornamental grass.
I recommend combining Hesperaloe with other cold hardy evergreen succulents such as Agave (Century Plant), Dasylirion (Desert Spoon), and Nolina greenei (Beargrass); large growing Penstemon (Beardtongue); Perovskia (Russian Sage); and Ornamental Grasses including ‘Blonde Ambition’ Blue Grama Grass (Bouteloua), ‘Thin Man’ Indian Grass (Sorghastrum), and ‘Pink Flamingo’ Muhly Grass (Muhlenbergia).
Fertilize liberally with Yum Yum Mix each fall to encourage the plants to bloom strongly every year.
Learn more: Award-Winning Everblooming Hesperaloe For Waterwise Beauty