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Red Yucca

Hesperaloe parviflora

Pronunciation: hess-per-AL-oh par-VEE-flor-uh
SKU #04040
5-11

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OVERVIEW
Description Tall spikes hold deep rose-pink flowers atop clumps of slender, green, drought tolerant foliage. Blooms nearly year-round in warm winter regions. An effective choice to add dramatic interest in a rock garden, as a landscape accent or in containers. Partners beautifully with other desert-like plants. Evergreen.
Light Full sun
Watering Once established water during dry spells.
Blooms Early summer; longer in warm winter regions.
Mature Size Foliage reaches 3 to 4 ft. tall and wide; flowers reach 4 to 6 ft. tall.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Evergreen
Special Features Easy Care, North American Native Selection, Waterwise, Benefits Birds
Growth Rate Moderate
Growth Habit Clumping
Flower Attributes Repeat Flowering, Showy Flowers
STYLE
Landscape Use Border, Container
Design Ideas This Southwest native is at home in a desert, xeriscape or rock garden. It will add color and textural interest to cottage beds and borders if placed with other low water use perennials. Plant along dry streambeds, landscape boulders or in large Santa Fe-style clay pots. Plant en masse in the farther reaches of your garden along with other grasses for a colorful, native grassland design.
Flower Color Pink
Foliage Color Green
Companion Plants Yellow Bird of Paradise (Caesalpinia); Hens and Chicks (Sempervivum); Sedum (Sedum); Crassula (Crassula); Westringia (Westringia)
CARE
Care Easily grown in average to lean, well-drained soil. Water regularly in first growing season to establish root system. Once established, reduce frequency; tolerates moderate dry spells, but prefers periodic water. Feed in early spring. Remove spent bloom stalks for a neat appearance. Protect young, tender plants from rabbits and deer.

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