Botanical Name: Hesperaloe parviflora
Common Name: Red Yucca  
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  • Anatomy

  • Culture

  • Design

Plant Type

Perennial, Succulent


Height Range



Flower Color

Pink, Red


Flower Season



Leaf Color

Blue Green


Bark Color



Fruit Color



Fruit Season






Very Low, Extra in Summer


Growth Rate



Soil Type

Sandy, Clay, Loam, Rocky, Unparticular


Soil Condition

Average, Poor, Well-drained, Dry


Soil pH

Neutral, Basic


Adverse Factors


Design Styles

Mediterranean, Ranch, Spanish, Native Garden


Accenting Features

Showy Flowers, Silhouette, Specimen, Unusual Shape


Seasonal Interest

Winter, Summer


Location Uses

Entry, Perennial Border, Foundation, Patio, Parking Lot, Swimming Pool, Walls / Fences, With Rocks


Special Uses

Container, Cut Flowers, Filler, Mass Planting, Naturalizing


Attracts Wildlife


Information by: Stephanie Duer
Photographer: Mountain States Nursery
  • Description

  • Notes

This spectacular succulent grows to 3 to 4 feet tall and wide. Blue green leaves are strap-like, leathery, long, with white fraying fibers on the edges. During the summer, dark pink flowers are seen on arching, red stalks, and reach up to 6 feet. Hummingbirds love these flowers. This evergreen plant is drought tolerant once it's established but will appreciate extra water during the summer to promote blooms. Plant in full sun or light shade, with well draining soil. Deer like the foliage.
Generally, does not require cutting back, though after winter there may be dead stalks to remove. Deadhead as blooms fade to encourage a longer blooming season. Slow to establish so plant in spring or early summer.