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Texas Red Yucca

Hesperaloe parviflora

Also known as

Red Yucca, False Yucca, Hummingbird Yucca, Redflower False Yucca, Samandoque, Red Hesperaloe, Red-Flower Hesperaloe, Red-Flower-Yucca

Hesperaloe (Agavaceae) Hesperaloe parviflora Blütenansicht fh by Fritz Hochstätter (CC BY-SA 3.0 de)

Full Sun
Light watering
Frost Hardy

H7

RHS hardiness

-20°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

1.5m

Max

2m

60cm

Min

1m

5 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

More images of Texas Red Yucca

A red flowering Hesperaloe parviflora plant
A close up of a green Hesperaloe parviflora plant
A Hesperaloe parviflora plant with pink flowers and green leaves

Texas Red Yucca Overview

Hesperaloe parviflora is a tough evergreen perennial species from the Asparagaceae family. Originating from northeastern Mexico and Texas, this species is known by a range of common names including Red Yucca and Hummingbird Yucca, amongst others. It produces straight, semi-succulent leaves from a basal rosette and attractive blooms on tall stems above the foliage in the summer.

Common problems with Texas Red Yucca

How to propagate Texas Red Yucca

Seed

Suckers

Cuttings

Hardier species by root cuttings or division.

Division

Special features of Texas Red Yucca

Attracts bees

Drought resistant

Attractive flowers

Other uses of Texas Red Yucca

Makes excellent container plants. Grown for the architectural value of their bold leaves. Suitable for coastal conditions.

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