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Red Yucca

Hesperaloe parvifolia

Red Yucca


Red Yucca is a Texas Native Plant seen in the western portions of the Edwards plateau. Hesperaloe parvifolia is not a true Yucca although it does look very similar to Yucca and can be used in the landscape in the same ways. Red Yucca has thick sword shaped recurved gray-green foliage. The plant itself only reaches 2-3 feet in height but the bloom can reach up to 5 feet in height. Red yucca blooms starting in the spring and lasts until early fall. The flowers are more pink or salmon in color, these are borne on tall spikes, are tubular in shape and do a great job of attracting hummingbirds and butterflies into the garden.

Additional Characteristics

  • Soil Moisture: Moist, well-drained
  • Additional Features: Attracts hummingbirds and butterflies
  • Special Resistance: None


  • Available in 1, 3 or 5 gal containers.
  • Suggested plant spacing are:
  • Plant 18’, 24” to 36” OC
  • Bed Preparation:
  • Spread 3” of bed mix in ground cover beds
  • Till 6” deep, rake beds to drain away from structure
  • Plant
  • Topdress with 2” of double ground (fine) hardwood mulch.
  • Hand water in after planting
  • Set sprinkler controller to water beds:
  • Once every two days for two weeks in spring and early fall.
  • Once a day for two weeks when temperatures reach 98+ degrees.
  • Have Owner monitor moisture and report over or under watering immediately.
  • After two weeks reassess the watering needs, and set at twice a week thereafter.

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