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!”

 

Plantaholic:

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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