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Hesperaloe parviflora (Red Yucca)

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Hesperaloe parviflora (Red Yucca) is a yucca-like evergreen perennial succulent forming a rosette of thin, arching, sword-like, blue-green leaves, 2-3 ft. long (60-90 cm). Unlike yucca, the leaves are spineless, and have fibrous threads along their edges. In cold weather and drought, the foliage takes on purple or reddish-bronze tints. Slender branched stalks, up to 5 ft. tall (150 cm), bearing bell-shaped coral red to pink flowers rise well above the foliage from late spring through midsummer, sometimes into fall. They provide a festive display and are favored by hummingbirds. Exceedingly tough, heat and drought tolerant, Hesperaloe parviflora is also very cold hardy and can be grown in USDA Zone 6. It requires no attention or supplemental irrigation once established. Plant as an accent or group in desert gardens, rock gardens, along paths. Place it where the sun backlights its flamboyant flowers and striking form.

  • Grows up to 3-5 ft. high (90-150 cm) and 4-6 ft. wide (120-180 cm). Will self-seed in the garden.
  • Performs best in sandy, dry, sharply drained soils in full sun.
  • Great for beds and borders, city gardens, rock gardens, Mediterranean gardens or containers
  • No serious pest or disease issues. Keep an eye out for aphids and scales. Butterflies, hummingbirds love this plant – deer too!
  • Propagate by division.
  • Native to southwestern Texas, Mexico.

Requirements

Hardiness 6 - 11
Heat Zones 6 - 8
Climate Zones 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Cactus & Succulents, Perennials
Plant Family Asparagaceae
Genus Yucca
Common names Red Yucca
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Height 3' - 5'
(90cm - 150cm)
Spread 4' - 6'
(120cm - 180cm)
Spacing 60" - 72"
(150cm - 180cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Low
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Evergreen
Native Plants United States, Southwest, Texas
Tolerance Drought, Dry Soil
Attracts Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Patio And Containers
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Gravel and Rock Garden, Mediterranean Garden
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Alternative Plants to Consider

Yucca brevifolia (Joshua Tree)
Yucca filamentosa ‘Color Guard’ (Adam’s Needle)
Yucca filamentosa ‘Excalibur’ (Adam’s Needle)
Yucca elata (Soaptree Yucca)
Yucca whipplei (Our Lord’s Candle)
Yucca elephantipes (Spineless Yucca)

Recommended Companion Plants

Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary)
Chamaerops humilis (European Fan Palm)
Agave americana ‘Mediopicta Alba’ (Century Plant)
Yucca gloriosa ‘Bright Star’ (Spanish Dagger)

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Requirements

Hardiness 6 - 11
Heat Zones 6 - 8
Climate Zones 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Cactus & Succulents, Perennials
Plant Family Asparagaceae
Genus Yucca
Common names Red Yucca
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Height 3' - 5'
(90cm - 150cm)
Spread 4' - 6'
(120cm - 180cm)
Spacing 60" - 72"
(150cm - 180cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Low
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Evergreen
Native Plants United States, Southwest, Texas
Tolerance Drought, Dry Soil
Attracts Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Patio And Containers
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Gravel and Rock Garden, Mediterranean Garden
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