Leaf blades dark green, barely constricted along length, 5-12.5 × 0.1-0.25 dm, margins with slender threads. Panicles 1-2.5 m. Flowers: perianth narrowly tubular; tepals rosy red to salmon, 2.5-3.5 cm. Capsules 2.5-3 cm. Seeds 9-10 × 6-7 mm.
Flowering late winter--early summer. Prairies, rocky slopes, and mesquite thickets; to 600 m; Tex.; Mexico (Coahuila).
Hesperaloe parviflora is widely cultivated in arid and semiarid regions, both as roadside plantings and as landscaping elements.