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Hesperaloe parviflora (Red yucca)

Hesperaloe parviflora Photo/Illustration: Jennifer Benner

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Hardiness Zones: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Botanical Name: Hesperaloe parviflora hess-per-AL-oh par-vih-FLOOR-ah Common Name: Red yucca Synonyms: Yucca parviflora Genus: Hesperaloe
A clump-forming succulent, red yucca has arching, leathery, linear foliage rising to between 2 and 3 feet tall. Dark olive-green leaves with no thorns or spines are sparsely covered with fibrous strands along the margins. Deep coral pink flowers with golden yellow throats crowd the length of the stalks that reach three feet or more. Foliage has a reddish bronze hue during winter's chill for year-round interest.
Noteworthy characteristics: Simple form, sturdy constitution, and long bloom time. Closely related to yucca. Very heat tolerant, yet cold hardy to Zone 5.
Care: Grow in poor to moderately fertile, sharply drained soil in full sun. Avoid excessive moisture in winter.
Propagation: Pot up offsets in spring.
Problems: Scale insects. Aphids during bloom time.
Height 1 ft. to 3 ft.
Spread 3 ft. to 6 ft.
Growth Habit Clumps
Light Full Sun Only
Moisture Dry to Medium
Maintenance Low
Tolerance Drought Tolerant
Characteristics Native; Showy Flowers; Showy Foliage
Bloom Time Spring; Summer
Flower Color Pink Flower; Red Flower
Uses Beds and Borders, Container
Style Desert Garden, Xeric Bed
Seasonal Interest Winter Interest, Summer Interest
Type Cacti and Succulents

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