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Straight Up Red Texas Yucca

Hesperaloe parviflora 'Straight Up Red' PPAF

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42008
Summer-long color from showy red-pink blooms on sturdy, upright flower spikes. The shape and size uniformity on the foliage and bloom of this cultivar is a decisive asset to mass plantings where consistency is desired. Dense clumps of gray-green, sword-shaped foliage adds excellent year-round texture to xeric and waterwise gardens. 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
LoreA High Country Gardens introduction; HCG 2017 Plant of the Year, prized for foliage and bloom uniformity, with tall, sturdy flower stalks, and nectar-rich blooms that rarely set seed, allowing for a longer bloom period.
Average Size at MaturityFoliage reaches 3 to 4 ft. tall and wide; bloom spikes 5 to 6 ft. tall.
Bloom TimeSummer
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeLong Bloom Season, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorRed
Foliage ColorGray-green
Garden StyleContemporary, Mediterranean, Rustic, Xeric
Growth HabitMounding
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Firescaping/Firewise, Mass Planting, Rock Garden, Specimen, Coastal Exposure, Wildlife Garden, Urban Garden
Light NeedsFull sun
Patent ActAsexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
Special FeatureAttracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbirds, Clump Forming, Dense Habit, Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, North American Native Selection, Waterwise, Year-round Interest, Tolerates Urban Pollution, Heat Loving
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: 5-9

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