Red Yucca

Hesperaloe parviflora

SKU
4040
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Tall spikes hold deep rose-pink flowers almost year-round; effective plant for rock garden, landscape accent, or in containers. An evergreen perennial, best used with other desert-like plants. Full sun. Moderate grower to 3 to 4 feet tall and wide; flower stalks to 4 to 6 feet. Seed grown.
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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.
Key FeatureCarefree Summer Blooms

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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