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Hesperaloe parviflora /Red Yucca

Hesperaloe parviflora  / Hesperaloe parviflora
A huge display of this summer flowering perennial at the Dallas Arboretum
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A huge display of this summer flowering perennial at the Dallas Arboretum

Silver-gray foliage and tall spikes of flowers at the San Antonio Botanical Garden

Close-up of a flower spike in varying stages of development

The red yuccas bloom over an extended period in spring and autumn

Floral stalk

Appropriate setting for the red yucca that grows best in full sunlight and a sandy, well drained soil

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Scientific Name: Hesperaloe parviflora
Common Name: Red Yucca
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 7, 8, 9, 10 Determine Your Zone
Height: 2- 5 feet
Spread: 5 - 10 feet
Bloom time: Spring, Summer, Fall
Flower color: Red
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Slow
Water Requirement: Low
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Deer Resistant-Tolerant Plants
Plants for Xeriscapes
Plants That Attract Hummingbirds
Comments: Has drought tolerance and grows well in areas receiving only about 10 inches of rainfall per year. Yet it does well in the humid southeast where rainfall may exceed 60 inches per year. Has few insect and disease problems. Has two long lasting flowering periods per year. Some people think the flowers resemble those of a bromelaid.