Red Yucca (Hesperaloe parvifolia)


Red Yucca

Hesperaloe parvifolia

  • Also known as Texas Red Yucca, Hummingbird Yucca, Redflower False Yucca, Samandoque
  • A very low-maintenance plant that is easy to grow
  • Hummingbirds love the reddish-pink flowers
  • Interesting architectural form
  • Not a real Yucca, but does look like one

A native of Texas, the very showy Red Yucca is an excellent addition to any rock garden or xeriscape landscape design! Its botanical name is Hesperaloe parviflora, and the dark rosette of long, thin leaves seem to rise from the base, like a fountain, which adds an interesting sculptural accent to landscapes. When the tall spikes of reddish-pink flowers emerge in early summer, hummingbirds arrive, so get ready to enjoy a colorful spectacle! We like to plant them to add color and textural interest to beds and borders, and the tropical look is a welcome addition to yards throughout Houston.

Red Yucca has a very high heat tolerance, is cold hardy, and is easy to grow and maintain. These are perfect plants for those tough spots in your yard! Drought tolerant once established with little to moderate watering needs, they can adapt to a wide range of soil types. They prefer to grow in a spot the receives plenty of full sun exposure but can do fine with partial sun too. They look fantastic mass planted, especially in bloom, with yards covered in a sea of coral flowers and cavorting hummingbirds!

Anyone looking for a long-blooming, very hardy, low maintenance, attractive plant for their garden will love Red Yucca. We like to plant them with cacti and succulents such as Sedum and other low-water plants. If you need additional guidance on what to do with your landscape, we offer free home and business landscape design consultations at our nursery. We have these beautiful evergreens available right now so visit any of our nurseries, and we can pick the perfect plants for the perfect spot in your yard!


Beautiful red bloom spikes

Architectural accent

Heat and drought tolerant

Spineless alternative to Agave and Yucca varieties