Red Yucca Flower Photo of Hesperaloe parviflora (Torr.) Coult.
Red Yucca Hesperaloe parviflora (Red yucca) #26639 Hesperaloe parviflora (Red yucca) #11565
flowerRed yucca
Common Name Red Yucca, Redflower False Yucca
Latin Name Hesperaloe parviflora
Family Agavaceae
Sunset zones / USDA zones 10,12,13,16,18-21,27-31,33,35 / 7-10
Type / Form Shrub / Medium
Native Habitat Southwest deserts below 3,500 feet
Soil Dry, decomposed granite, sand, clay loam low in organic content, well drained
Exposuer Full sun
Water Once per moth or none depending on soil
Height X Width Maximum 10 X 6 feet, usual 3 feet X 3 feet
Protective Mechanism Thorns on stems
Leaves Evergreen, grayish color
Flowers Evergreen, red flowers March through July
Bark / Roots Succulent
Maintenance Little
Propagation By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets), from seed; direct sow outdoors in fall, from seed; sow indoors before last frost
Pests and Diseases None
Landscape uses Container, rock garden, borders, low maintenance, foliage accent, background, parkways, specimen
Garden Suitability Sonoran, Hummingbird, Fire Retardant
Ornamental Value Evergreen, red flowers March through July
Nature Value Erosion control, attracts hummingbirds, browse for deer
Native American Uses Basketry
Links  
    Images and data http://cals.arizona.edu/pima/gardening/aridplants/Hesperaloe_parviflora.html
    Images and data http://www.delange.org/YuccaRed/YuccaRed.htm
    Images and data http://www.tropicalcentre.com/desertplants/hesperaloeparviflora/hesperaloeparviflora.htm?PHPSESSID=44343a9107795c81246c45fe8417961b
    Images and data http://davesgarden.com/pf/showimage/27766/
    Images and data http://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=hepa8
    Images and data http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hesperaloe_parviflora
    Images and data http://www.desert-tropicals.com/Plants/Agavaceae/Hesperaloe_parviflora.html
    Images and data http://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/ornamentals/nativeshrubs/hesperaloeparviflor.htm
    Images and data http://www.utep.edu/leb/chih/gardens/plants/GtoM/hesparv.htm
    Nursery, images, and data http://www.smgrowers.com/products/plants/plantdisplay.asp?plant_id=831
    Nursery, images, and data http://www.highcountrygardens.com/catalog/product/58150/
    Nursery Oak Hills Nursery, 13874 Ranchero Road, Oak Hills, 92345, 760-947-6261
    Distribution map http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=HEPA8
   
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