General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Cactus/Succulent
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Dry
Soil pH Preferences: Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 5b -26.1 °C (-15 °F) to -23.3 °C (-10 °F)
Plant Height: 2-4 feet
Plant Spread: Up to 6 feet
Leaves: Evergreen
Other: With marginal filaments
Fruit: Showy
Dehiscent
Other: Seeds are black to 3cm. Deer will eat the flowers and seeds.
Fruiting Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Fall
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Pink
Red
Yellow
Other: Coral
Bloom Size: Under 1"
1"-2"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Summer
Late summer or early fall
Inflorescence Height: 4-5 feet or more
Underground structures: Rhizome
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Windbreak or Hedge
Erosion control
Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Butterflies
Hummingbirds
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Toxicity: Leaves are poisonous
Fruit is poisonous
Propagation: Seeds: Sow in situ
Start indoors
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Offsets
Other: Rhizome Cuttings
Pollinators: Moths and Butterflies
Birds
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil
Awards and Recognitions: Other: UC Davis Arboretum All Star; 2010 Plant Select Winner

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Common names
  • Red Yucca
  • Yuca Colibri
  • Samandoque
  • Coral Yucca
  • Redflower False Yucca

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Location: my garden, Utah
Date: 2021-07-27
Location: My Garden
Date: 2020-05-06
Location: Texas
Date: October  2011
Location: Redding, California (private dry garden)
Date: 2014-06-01
Hummingbirds fight over these flowers
Location: San Antonio Botanical Garden, San Antonio, Texas
Date: 2022-04-04
Location: My garden in Albuquerque, NM Zone 7b
Date: 10.08.21
A common sight in fall in my desert community
Location: Zone 9 Louisiana in my backyard
Date: 2018-08-13
Thumb nail is to gauge size of seed pod
Location: Zone 9 Louisiana in my backyard
Date: 2018-08-13
Seed pod & last of blooms
Location: North Central TX Zone 8a
Date: 2018-09-22
Seed pod that is opening
Location: Sea World San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas
Date: 2022-04-03
Location: Gause, Texas
Date: 2020-04-15
Planted 2 years ago; first bloom April 2020.  Full sun setting Ce
Location: Austin, Texas
Date: 2022-04-05
Location: Zone 9 Louisiana in my backyard
Date: 2018-08-12
Pots of 2 year old seedlings: red, yellow and pink
Location: San Antonio Botanical Garden, San Antonio, Texas
Date: 2022-04-04
Location: Coastal San Diego County 
Date: 2018-04-28
Location: Fairfax, VA
Location: Zilker Nature Preserve, Austin, Texas
Date: 2022-04-05
Location: San Marcos, Texas
Date: 2022-04-23
Location: Work Project Administration Rock Garden, Sacramento CA.
Date: 2016-06-17
Zone 9b.
Location: My house
Date: 2021-07-05
Seeds
Location: Sea World San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas
Date: 2022-04-03
Location: My backyard Louisiana
Date: 2020-03-21
New sprouting 12" flower stalk
Location: South Jordan, Utah, United States
Date: 2018-08-05
Location: Coastal San Diego County 
Date: 2018-04-28
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Date: 2020-03-23
Redflower False Yucca (Hesperaloe parviflora) seeds.

Date: 2012-06-06
Location: My patio flowerbed in 1/2 day southern sun
Date: 2020-04-26
Growing in a pot about 15 years from seeds
Location: South Jordan, Utah, United States
Date: 2018-10-31
Location: San Marcos, Texas
Date: 2022-04-23
Location: Sea World San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas
Location: Sea World San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas
Date: 2022-04-03
Location: Sea World San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas
Date: 2022-04-03
Location: Baja California
Date: 2012-05-31
Location: Colorado
Date: 2012-05-25
Potted Red Yucca
Location: My Property Sunset Zone 23 Fallbrook California
Date: 2013-04-27
Location: Ft Worth
Date: 2014-05-30
Location: Plano, TX
These took two weeks to germinate.
Location: Texas Hill Country
Date: 2017-09-22
In full bloom

Date: 2005-05-22
Inside petals of flower are yellow
Location: Canoga Park, California
Date: 2012-07-07
Photo by clintbrown
Location: Royal Botanical Garden of Madrid
photo credit: Cillas
Location: Fort Worth, Tx
Date: 2014-05-21
Photo by MagerRooRHammer
Location: Kerr Co., Texas
Date: May 2011
Red Yucca
Location: Denver Botanical Gardens, Denver, Colorado
Date: 2012-08-25
I did not know the red yucca bore fruit -

Photo courtesy of Joy Creek Nursery
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Location: New York Botanical Gardens Bronx NY
Date: July 20, 2014

Date: 2012-01-30
Photo by clintbrown

Date: 2011-01-19
Branching of stems

Date: 2011-04-14
Location: Tamaya Reaort
Date: 6-13-15
Location: Royal Botanical Garden of Madrid
photo credit: Cillas
Location: Fort Worth, Tx
Date: 2014-05-21
Location: Fort Worth, Tx
Date: 2014-05-21
Location: Fort Worth, Tx
Date: 2014-05-21
Location: Texas
RedYucca Flower Spike
Location: Medina Co., Texas
Date: May 22, 2012
Red Yucca
Location: New York Botanical Gardens Bronx NY
Date: July 20, 2014

Photo Courtesy of Lazy S'S Farm Nursery.
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Photo Courtesy of Lazy S'S Farm Nursery.
  • Uploaded by Joy

Date: 2011-04-28
Sharp thin foilage from base of plant then stems emerge
Location: At Manitou Cliff Dwellings, Manitou, Colorado
Date: 2012-09-17
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Comments:
  • Posted by ricelg (Hill Country TX - Zone 8b) on May 14, 2017 8:53 PM concerning plant:
    Deer will definitely eat the flowers and sometimes munch on the leaves. I found growing them from seed very easy with high germination rates.
  • Posted by Baja_Costero (Baja California - Zone 11b) on Aug 11, 2019 4:41 PM concerning plant:
    This stemless, clump-forming plant is popular throughout the American southwest and Mexico (often featured in public landscaping like parking lots) because of its drought tolerance and tendency to flower in abundance. The leaves are about 3-4 feet tall, rolled around their axis, and usually covered with many fine white marginal hairs. Over time this plant may form clumps to about 6 feet wide, and older clumps tend to produce multiple flower stalks. It is propagated from seed or by separation of the offsets, and sometimes grown in containers. It thrives and flowers best in full sun, though it may tolerate part sun in hot climates. It may tolerate temperatures down to 0°F or much lower.

    The flowers are tubular and appear on inflorescences about 4-5 feet (or more) tall. They may appear from spring through fall and are usually red, but may also be pink, coral, yellow, cream, or colors in between. Various cultivars have been bred, selected and named for their flower color. The flowers attract hummingbirds.

    This is not a yucca, despite the common name and the fact that it was originally placed in that genus. The flowers are different from Yucca in color, shape, and pollination biology. It is also not closely related to Aloe, despite the genus name, which means "aloe of the evening", referring to the fact that it's from the western hemisphere, unlike aloes, which are not.

    H. parviflora, by far the most common member of the genus in cultivation, can be distinguished from all other Hesperaloes based on its flowers, which are tubular and not bell-shaped. It is found in nature in western Texas and northeastern Mexico.
  • Posted by tabbycat (Youngsville, LA - Zone 9b) on Jun 21, 2018 4:27 PM concerning plant:
    I started mine from seeds I collected in Texas about 12 years ago. The 3 plants have grown together as one in a large pot on my patio. They aren't affected much by our low winter temps in the mid 20's. I just throw a towel over the pot for protection when a frost or freeze is expected, which is minimal here in south Louisiana. Each spring they send up a few flower stalks that grow about 5 feet tall and produce the pretty red flowers. It's mid-June and they are full of blooms at this time. I have collected seeds over the years and traded them in seeds swaps and with local gardeners.
Plant Events from our members
dragonfetti On November 21, 2014 Obtained plant
Spring 2014 received three HUGH clumps from a friend who was getting rid of them. Planted about 15 near the fence at the front and around the windmill in the back. Gave the rest to the neighbor across the street.
dragonfetti On April 25, 2013 Obtained plant
Purchased from Victor Valley Community College Agricultural Annual Spring Plant Sale. one gallon pot.
LizDTM On May 1, 2017 Bloomed
GoCart On July 8, 2017 Transplanted
vendor pot to ground
tabbycat On May 10, 2022 Miscellaneous Event
1 of 3 in fountain design has seed pods after all 3 have blooms 6 weeks.
tabbycat On November 3, 2021 Transplanted
2 biggest put in a large pot with other 2 colors
tabbycat On May 25, 2021 Miscellaneous Event
Noticed a seed pod had formed
tabbycat On May 1, 2021 Bloomed
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