Yucca, Red (Hesperaloe parviflora)
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Red yucca is a tough plant made for harsh North Texas weather. It has long slender leaves and tall red flower spikes. With time it makes a large clump. Red yucca is very heat and drought tolerant and needs good drainage. The plant itself only reaches 2-3 feet in height but the bloom can reach up to 5 feet in height.
Red yucca blooms start in the spring and last until early fall. It is tough, tolerates extreme heat and cold and needs no attention or supplemental irrigation once established. Dried flower stalks may be removed as needed. Flowers attract night-pollinating moths and hummingbirds.The leaves are deer resistant, but the flowers are eaten by deer.
'Brakelights' variety has intense red flowers and compact growth habit (approx. 2x2 ft).
AT A GLANCE
- Texas native
- Drought tolerant
- Full sun to part sun, can tolerate part shade but blooms will be scarce
- 3-5 ft tall and 4-6 ft wide
- Wildlife value: hummingbirds, moths
- Deer resistant (except blooms)
|Texas native||Yes||Edible||No||Sun to part sun||Full to part sun||Size||2-5 ft tall, 3-4 ft wide|
|Evergreen||Yes||Drought tolerant||Yes||Wildlife friendly||Yes||Attracts||Hummingbirds, butterflies||Deer resistant||Yes|