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Red Yucca

Red yuccas are a common sight here in Austin and for a good reason: they are relatively deer resistant.

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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  1. […] 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). […]

  2. Tammie Ragsdale April 4, 2014 at 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:)

    1. Connie Kramer May 10, 2014 at 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.

  3. 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.