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Red Yucca

Hesperaloe parviflora

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Hesperaloe parviflora

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Hesperaloe parviflora Plant Information

Scientific Name: Hesperaloe parviflora
Common Name: red yucca
Family: Agavaceae
Suggested Uses: perennials, beds & borders, natives
Plant Form: upright, curved
Height: 3 - 6 feet
Spread: 2 - 3 feet
Foliage: stiff, narrow pointed leaves with edges frayed with threads
Flower: red, pink, or yellow raceme of tubes

blooms from the bottom of the raceme up
Bloom Period: Summer
Sun: full sun
Water: medium / low water requirement

Soil: needs well-drained soil

prefers gravely sites and tolerates limestone

Heat Tolerance: very high heat tolerance
USDA Zone: zones 6 - 11
Native Range: Texas

Southwestern US
Maintenance: remove spent flowers and damaged leaves

propagation by division
Pests & Pathology: no serious pest problems

susceptible to root rot
Wildlife: attracts butterflies and hummingbirds

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