|Redflower False Yucca|
|Sun Requirements:||Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
|Soil pH Preferences:||Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
|Minimum cold hardiness:||Zone 5a -28.9 °C (-20 °F) to -26.1 °C (-15 °F)
|Maximum recommended zone:||Zone 10a
|Plant Height:||2-3 feet|
|Plant Spread:||1-3 feet|
|Leaves:||Unusual foliage color
Other: Seeds are black to 3cm. Deer will eat the flowers and seeds.
|Bloom Size:||Under 1"
|Flower Time:||Late spring or early summer
Late summer or early fall
|Uses:||Provides winter interest
|Toxicity:||Leaves are poisonous
Fruit is poisonous
|Propagation: Seeds:||Sow in situ
|Propagation: Other methods:||Division
Other: Rhizome Cuttings
|Pollinators:||Moths and Butterflies
|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
|Posted by ricelg (Hill Country TX - Zone 8b) on May 14, 2017 8:53 PM
Deer will definitely eat the flowers and sometimes munch on the leaves. I found growing them from seed very easy with high germination rates.
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|Posted by tabbycat (Youngsville, LA - Zone 9b) on Jun 21, 2018 4:27 PM
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.
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|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
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