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Hesperaloe parviflora     
Red yucca   
Agavaceae Family     

Compiled by the Master Gardeners
of the University of Arizona Pima County Cooperative Extension.

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Form: clumping, grass-like mound of succulent leaves
Seasonality: evergreen
Size: 2-3ft, spread to 4ft
close-up of leaf blade
leaf margin
Leaves: long narrow blades (like rolled grass), arching form, curly threads along edge of blade margins
Flowers: inverted bell-shape held on tall stalk; red to pink; flowers 1.25in long, stalks to 8ft tall on mature plants; long blooming period (early summer through fall)
Fruit: distinctive ping-pong ball sized capsule with multiple chambers; flat black seed within
Stems/Trunks: n/a
Range/Origin: Texas Rio-Grande area, northern Mexico
Hardiness: to 12°F

LANDSCAPE VALUE:

CULTURAL REQUIREMENTS:
Red yucca
mass planting of Hesperaloe parviflora in bloom


flower
flower stalk
NOTES:

currently first or second in popularity of landscape plants in Tucson
yellow flowering varieties are also available
seed pod
dry (bursting) seed pod


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