Type: Broadleaf Evergreen
Exposure: Full Sun / Part Shade
Blooms: Spring to Fall
Foliage: Gray / Green
Maximum Growth: Approx. 3'h x 3'w
Zones: 8 to 10
(See Zone Map)
Drought Tolerance: High
Scientific Name:Hesperaloe parvifoliaUsage: Specimen, Accent, Foreground, Mass, Border
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.
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
Spread 3” of bed mix in ground cover beds
Till 6” deep, rake beds to drain away from structure
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.