Hesperaloe parviflora
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Hesperaloe parviflora

red yucca

  Family AGAVACEAE 
  Genus Hesperaloe 

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Identification
Genus  Hesperaloe Species  parviflora Variety  Cultivar  Common names  red yucca Family  AGAVACEAE Specimen number  S10185 Data source  HumGrdn p78
 
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Perennial Life span  3 - 10 years Annual cycle  Depends on climate Stature  Shrub Growth form  Various Growth habit  Not applicable Overall height  5' Overall spread   
 
Climate
Sunshine  Full sun to partial shade Water  Well drained Optimal soil texture  Various Acceptable soil pH  Various USDA hardiness  USDA zones 07a-10b AHS heat zones  Not classified Sunset climate zones  Not classified
 
Garden
Suitable for gardens  no Nursery  Unknown Compost  no Size at acquisition  Unknown Garden location  Unknown Garden notes  Hesperaloe parviflora has flowers that hummingbirds love to feed on. Red yucca can survive cold winter nights that go as low as 0 Fahrenheit. This plant likes full sun to partial shade. It usually does best in well drained soils.
 
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  yes Tolerates high humidity  no Tolerates seaside conditions  no Insect resistant  no Disease resistant  no Deer resistant  no Best uses    Symbiosis  Attracts butterflies  no Attracts hummingbirds  yes Autumn foliage  no Colorful berries  no Desirable qualities    Other interest    Other interest color  Other interest period   
 
Adverse factors
Common pests  Poisonous parts  Poisonous indications  Internal poison  no Dermatologic poison  no Livestock poison  no Mechanical injury  no Hay fever pollen    Hay fever season    Adverse qualities   
 
Herbal medicine
Medicinal properties  Medicinal parts  Has medicinal uses  no Do not self-administer  no Do no use if pregnant  no Legally restricted  no Toxicity precautions  Medicinal notes 
 
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  Fragrance parts  Fragrance intensity    Fragrance category    Dye parts  Dye color 
 
Cultivation
Propagule  Various Pollination method    Planting style    Crop spacing    Row spacing    Cold frame  Planting period    Harvesting period    Frost tolerance    Heat requirement    Fertilizer  Typical Time to harvest 
 
Nutrition
Is edible  no Culinary uses  Nutritional value  Edible parts  Description of edible parts Flavor / texture 
 
Horticulture
Horticulture notes  Hesperaloe parviflora probably originates from Southwestern Texas and Northern Mexico.
 
Herbarium
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes  Hesperaloe parviflora is a perennial. Flowers: Red yucca has bell-shaped flowers in clusters. This long flowering plant is in bloom from March through November. Blossoms in such colors as coral, salmon and yellow are common.

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