Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Texas Red Yucca

Hesperaloe parviflora
An evergreen succulent, reaching up to 5 x 6 feet, that is native from southern Texas to northeast Mexico. The Texas Red Yucca makes a stunning focal point adding a southwestern vibe to the landscape. It is ideal for a large patio planter.
The strap-shaped leaves are up to 48 x 1.3 inches in size. The gray-green foliage has fibrous margins.
The very showy, scarlet-red flowers, up to 1.3 inches long, are borne on tall spikes from late spring until autumn frosts. The flowers attract hummingbirds.
Hardy zones 5 to 10 in full sun to partial shade on just about any well drained soil. Heat, drought and alkaline soil tolerant; deep watering of once weekly or less is preferred. Plant during spring only during zones 5 & 6, spring and autumn further south.

* photos taken on June 30 2013 @ U.S. National Arboretum, DC


'Perpa'
Intense deep-red flowers borne late spring into autumn, otherwise similar.

'Yellow'
Same except with bright yellow flowers.

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