Red Yucca

Hesperaloe parviflora

SKU
04040
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.
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Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.

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Botanical Pronunciationhess-per-AL-oh par-VEE-flor-uh
Average Size at MaturityFoliage reaches 3 to 4 ft. tall and wide; flowers reach 4 to 6 ft. tall.
Bloom TimeEarly summer; nearly year-round in warm winter regions.
Design IdeasThis 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.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeRepeat Flowering, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorPink
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleContemporary, Mediterranean, Rustic, Xeric
Growth HabitClumping
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Coastal Exposure, Wildlife Garden, Urban Garden
Light NeedsFull sun
Special FeatureEasy Care, North American Native Selection, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise, Year-round Interest, Bird Friendly
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsOnce established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.
Companion PlantsYellow Bird of Paradise (Caesalpinia); Hens and Chicks (Sempervivum); Sedum (Sedum); Crassula (Crassula); Westringia (Westringia)

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.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 5-11

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