Red Yucca

 

Hesperaloe parviflora

Agavaceae

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Form: Succulent
Seasonality: Evergreen
Size: 2-3ft, spread to 4ft wide

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
Stems/Trunks: n/a
Range/Origin: Texas Rio-Grande area, northern Mexico
Hardiness: Sunset Zones; 2b,3, 7-16, 29-24, 12F

Comments: Low litter, no thorns

CULTURAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Exposure: Full sun
  • Water: Low
  • Soil: Tolerant, well drained
  • Propagation: Seed, clump division
  • Maintenance: Minimal; removal of spent flower stalks

 

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