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Red yucca + cvs

Hesperaloe parviflora


The Red yucca has become one of the most popular flowering accent plants in warm and dry climate regions such as the Inland Empire. It is an evergreen, strap-leaf perennial with stiff arching foliage and dramatic ascending spikes of colorful flowers in spring. It is a clumping plant that grows and divides into numerous plants, reaching 2-3 ft. tall and 3-4 ft. wide. Tubular flowers are commonly coral-red with yellow throats, however many new colors are now available from nurseries.

The Red yucca and its several cultivars are easy to grow throughout the Inland Empire. They are well adapted to sun, heat, cold and summer drought, and grow on many types of soils. They are good plants for containers, on slopes, around boulders and as feature plants in Mediterranean and southwestern style gardens. They have low maintenance needs and periodic deep watering in summer. Cultivars include: H. p. ‘Yellow’ with yellow flowers, H. p. ‘Brakelights’ with candy-apple red flowers, and H. p. ‘Desert Flamenco’ with coral-pink flowers.

Plant Type: Perennial
Foliage Character: Evergreen
Habit: Dense, Clumping, Arching
Growth Rate: Slow
Foliage Color: Dark green
Flower Color: Red, Pink
Flower Season: Spring
Soil Adaptations: Well-draining soil
Exposure Adaptations: Heat, Frost, Drought, Aridity, All day sun
Function: Flowering accent plant, Container plant, Civic spaces, Borders, Banks, Wildlife value, Rock gardens, Raised planters, Near pools and water features, Mass planting, Hummingbird plant, Foundations
Height: 3 ft. – 4 ft.
Width: 4 ft. – 5 ft.

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