Red Yucca (Hesperaloe parviflora Brakelights®)

Trade name information:
Trade Name: Brakelights®
Cultivar name: 'Perpa'
General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 6b -20.6 °C (-5 °F) to -17.8 °C (0 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 10b
Plant Height: 24 inches
Plant Spread: 24 inches
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Other: Brakelight red
Flower Time: Other: Very long blooming season
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Cut Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Hummingbirds
Propagation: Other methods: Other: Patented; PP21729
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger

Unlike other Hesperaloe plants, the flowers on 'Brakelights' are

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Posted by Marilyn (Northern KY - Zone 6a) on Mar 7, 2013 10:50 PM

In 2012, High Country Gardens (Santa Fe, NM) introduced this beautiful plant! In their 2012 printed catalog, they stated that it was a HCG mail order exclusive.

Brakelights is the result of over 10 years of breeding and evaluation by nurseryman and native plant expert Ron Gass of Mountain States Wholesale Nursery in Phoenix, AZ.

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