Hesperaloe parviflora, Red Yucca, Redflower False Yucca

Red Yucca

Hesperaloe parviflora

Common Names: Redflower False Yucca, Coral yucca, Red flowered false yucca, Samandoque, Yellow yucca

Light: Full Sun/Part Shade

Height: 2′ – 4′

Spacing/Spread: 3′ – 5′

Evergreen: Yes.

Color: Red blooms.

Interest: Year around evergreen foliage, Red bloom.

Landscape Companions:

Texas Native: Yes, plant is Texas native.

Extra: Deer resistant.

Wildlife habitat: Provides food/shelter for bees, butterflies and birds.

Features: A hardy medium sized yucca. Blooms pink-red color. Xeriscape Plant.

Austin Native Landscaping: “Red yuccas are a common sight here in Austin and for a good reason:They are relatively deer resistant. Deer will eat the blooms but will spare the foliage. The plant is an evergreen that will provide you much needed greenery during the gloomy months of winter and best of all, the plant is extremely hardy and will thrive on very little water making Red Yuccas a major recommendation for any drought tolerant Xeriscape landscaping in Austin. Any Xeriscape design would greatly benefit from having a Red Yucca or five in it!”



Family: Agavaceae (Pronounced –ah-gav-AY-see-ee)

Genus: Hesperaloe (Pronounced – hes-per-AL-oh)

Species: parviflora (Pronounced –par-VEE-flor-uh)

Propagation: Seeds, Rhizome division.



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5 comments… add one
  • Tammie Ragsdale

    April 4, 2014, 10:38 am

    Looking for plants: false yucca with YELLOW BLOOMS. I found them at a nursery in north Texas 3 years ago and they are beauties. Neither the local nurseries here nor I have been able to locate them since. Do you have access? I have seeds; I need 10 plants ready to plant outdoors. I am in the DFW area.

    Thanks for any direction you can give me:)

    • Connie Kramer

      May 10, 2014, 5:19 pm

      I saw a yellow one at Landscape Source in Rockwall today. They may have more at their main location which is much larger.

  • kathy miner

    April 6, 2014, 1:22 pm

    Hi just found your website because i bought a red yucca. My daughter lives in Austin. I love your town. Do you have a newsletter? If you do i would love to have it. thanks kathy miner, plantalolic. Not in treatment and don’t intend to be.

  • sharon

    February 26, 2017, 10:26 pm

    I recently moved in to my home in the Tucson, Az., area. In my yard at this time, late Feb., three of the redflower false yucca are blooming. They’re beautiful. I noticed one of the flowers is infested with aphids while the others not. I made a weak solution of Dawn detergent with water, drenching the flowers that should be opening soon as well as the stock of the flower down to the base of the plant. I was able to physically remove the dead aphids. I’ll be diligent in watching the progress of the flowering as well as any returning aphids.


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