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Red Yucca (Hesperaloe parviflora) Plant Profile!

After a long break, we are happy to continue our individual Texas native plants profiles and today we will put the spotlight on Red Yucca (Hesperaloe parviflora).

 

From the entry:

“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!”

 

What do you think about Red Yucca? Do you grow it yourself? What kind of experience and insights you have to share? We love featuring our readers’ plant pictures and Xeriscapes!

2 comments… add one
  • Shirley/Rock-Oak-Deer

    February 29, 2012, 11:35 am

    I love this plant which was existing in our landscape. It’s in full sun by the driveway for 10 hours or more in the summer and still looks and blooms great every year. The new ‘Brakelight’ red might find its way into my garden soon too.

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  • admin

    February 29, 2012, 2:40 pm

    Shirley,
    Yes, Red Yuccas are pretty awesome. It really does thrive in the dead of the summer.

    Wasn’t aware of the “Brakelight” red, will check it out!

    Thanks and appreciate your comment!

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