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Hesperaloe parviflora (Torr.) J.M. Coult.
Red yucca, Coral yucca, Red flowered false yucca, Redflower false yucca, Samandoque, Yellow yucca
Agavaceae (Century-Plant Family)
USDA Symbol: HEPA8
USDA Native Status: L48 (N)
Not a yucca, this member of the Century-Plant family produces soft, yucca-like, evergreen leaves, 2-3 ft. in length, crowded on the perennialís short, woody base. The flower stalk rises 5 ft. and bears showy, coral-colored, tubular flowers occur on arching, wand-like, pink stems. Leaves are plum-colored in winter; blue-green other times.
Coral Yucca is evergreen, drought-resistant, and adaptable to a variety of soils. Deer browse the foliage, while the flowers attract hummingbirds.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Red , Yellow
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul
DistributionUSA: TX Native Distribution:
C. TX; Mex. Native Habitat:
Prairies; rocky slopes; mesquite groves. Found in prairies, rocky slopes, and mesquite groves, mostly in Central Texas. Well-drained sand, loam, caliche, limestone.
Growing ConditionsWater Use:
Low Light Requirement:
Sun Soil Moisture:
Dry Soil pH:
Circumneutral (pH 6.8-7.2) Cold Tolerant:
Dry soils. Sandy, Sandy Loam, Medium Loam, Clay Loam, Clay, Limestone-based, Caliche type Conditions Comments:
Heat and drought tolerant, red yucca is wonderful for rock gardens. The stiff leaves form a basal rosette. Flower
spikes attract night-pollinating moths. The leaves are deer resistant, but the flowers can be eaten by deer. There is a naturally occuring color selection with buttery yellow colored flowers that blends well with the popular coral color.
Rocky hillside, Rock gardens, Desert landscape, Perennial
garden, Blooms ornamental, Attractive, Accent, Long-lived, great for large pot culture Use Wildlife:
Deer browse the foliage, while the flowers attract hummingbirds. Nectar-hummingbirds, Fruit-deer Conspicuous Flowers:
Hummingbirds Deer Resistant:
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From the National Organizations Directory
According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is either on display or available from the following:
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
- Austin, TXTexas Discovery Gardens
- Dallas, TXSibley Nature Center
- Midland, TXNative Plant Society of Texas
- Fredericksburg, TXTexas Parks and Wildlife Department
- Austin, TXNPSOT - Fredericksburg Chapter
- Fredericksburg, TXNPSOT - Austin Chapter
- Austin, TXNPSOT - Williamson County Chapter
- Georgetown, TX, TX
Record Last Modified: 2009-10-08
Research By: TWC Staff